A Concert to Remember!
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The writer relates that the Arditti Quartet enjoys a worldwide reputation for their spirited and technically refined interpretations of contemporary and early 20th century music. The writer of this paper looks at the career of Irvine Arditti as violinist and soloist and provides a detailed description of the music played at the concert. The writer posits that this concert was worth every penny!
From the Paper:"The Arditti Quartet enjoys a worldwide reputation for their spirited and technically refined interpretations of contemporary and early 20th century music. Several hundred string quartets have been written for the ensemble since its foundation by first violinist Irvine Arditti in 1974. These works have left a permanent mark on 20th century repertoire and haven given the Arditti Quartet a firm place in music history. World premieres of quartets by composers such as Birtwistle, Cage, Carter, Dillon, Ferneyhough, Gubaidulina, Kagel, Kurtag, Ligeti, Nancarrow, Rihm, Stockhausen and Xenakis show the wide range of music in the Arditti Quartet's repertoire.
"The ensemble believes that close collaboration with composers is vital to the process of interpreting modern music and therefore attempts to work with every composer whose music it plays. Their master-classes and workshops for young performers and composers indicate the players' commitment to educational work all over the world."
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