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5.0 out of 5 stars immensely cool music, 9 May 2007
This review is from: Artemis Quartet - Ligeti: String Quartet Nos 1 & 2 (Audio CD)
The 1st String Quartet by this genius of a composer is a fantastic blend of all the best elements of music - the 12 movements contain sections of heart-stopping rhythmic pace, sublime melodic gorgeousness, terrifying harmonic intensity, and at times, there's just something about this work that can make it seem strangely hilarious.

The 2nd String Quartet is significantly harder to listen to (certainly in terms of the much more complex harmonic language Ligeti found since writing his first one) but still yields some interesting things.

Although the performance by the Artemis Quartet isn't 100% clean in technical precision, the energy and drama they inject into this recording is perfect for the attitude of these pieces.

This guy is an incredible composer, and if you're looking for some other stuff by him, the Sonata for Solo Viola is fantastic, but if you're in the mood for slightly more light-hearted Ligeti, I would recommend the Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet, which are amazing fun... (both of these are on the György Ligeti Edition 7)
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