György Ligeti

György Ligeti (1923-2006)

Nationality: Hungarian | Austrian | Jewish
Born: May 28, 1923, Dicsőszentmárton, Transylvania Died: June 12, 2006, Vienna (age 83)

String Quartet No. 2

(for 2 violins, viola and cello)
4:59 I. Allegro nervoso
4:44 II. Sostenuto, molto calmo
3:19 III. Come un meccanismo di precisione
2:11 IV. Presto furioso, brutale, tumultuoso
5:36 V. Allegro con delicatezza
Duration: 20 minutes (approximately)
Composed: 1968, February - August (age 44-45)
Premiere: December 14, 1969. Baden-Baden. LaSalle Quartet
Dedication: LaSalle Quartet
5 recordings, 17 videos
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4:51
Keller Quartet
I. Allegro nervoso
4:49
Keller Quartet
II. Sostenuto, molto calmo
3:37
Keller Quartet
III. Come un meccanismo di precisione
2:11
Keller Quartet
IV. Presto furioso, brutale, tumultuoso
5:37
Keller Quartet
V. Allegro con delicatezza
4:46
Arditti Quartet
I. Allegro nervoso
4:33
Arditti Quartet
II. Sostenuto, molto calmo
3:05
Arditti Quartet
III. Come un meccanismo di precisione
2:03
Arditti Quartet
IV. Presto furioso, brutale, tumultuoso
5:37
Arditti Quartet
V. Allegro con delicatezza
5:13
LaSalle Quartet
I. Allegro nervoso
4:57
LaSalle Quartet
II. Sostenuto, molto calmo
3:09
LaSalle Quartet
III. Come un meccanismo di precisione
2:01
LaSalle Quartet
IV. Presto furioso, brutale, tumultuoso
5:39
LaSalle Quartet
V. Allegro con delicatezza
21:01
LaSalle Quartet (complete)
20:09
Arditti Quartet (complete)

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