Arditti Quartet

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Katrin Gann

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General Management

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CR Astrid Karger

Dates

29.03. 19:30
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, Indianapolis

Luciano Berio,  Sequenza XI
Philippe Manoury,  Fragmenti
Hilda Paredes,  Son dementes cuerdas
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Helmut Lachenmann,  Grido

Arditti Quartet
Philippe Manoury, composition
Eliot Fisk, guitar

31.03. 19:30
University at Buffalo

Philippe Manoury,  Fragmenti
David Felder,  Netivot
Harrison Birtwistle,  The Silk House Sequences

Arditti Quartet
Philippe Manoury, composition

01.04. 20:00
Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair

William Elden Bolcom,  String Quartet No. 8
Hilda Paredes,  Son dementes cuerdas
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Elliott Carter,  String Quartet No. 5
Chaya Czernowin,  Anea

Chaya Czernowin, composition
Arditti Quartet
Eliot Fisk, guitar

08.04. 19:30
Tongyeong Arts Center

Isang Yun,  String Quartet No. 3
Toru Takemitsu,  A Way a Lone
Younghi Pagh-Paan,  Horizont auf hoher See
Philippe Manoury,  Fragmenti

Arditti Quartet
Philippe Manoury, composition

09.04. 11:00
Tongyeong Arts Center

Igor Strawinsky,  Three Pieces
Tan Dun,  Eight colors for string quartet
Toshio Hosokawa,  Silent Flowers
Isang Yun,  String Quartet No. 4

Arditti Quartet
Toshio Hosokawa, composer

22.04. 19:30
Wiener Konzerthaus

Christian Ofenbauer,  5. Streichquartett
Philippe Manoury,  Movimenti
Christian Ofenbauer,  String Quartet No. 4
Hugues Dufourt,  String Quartet No. 3

Arditti Quartet
Philippe Manoury, composition

biography

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Reviews

The works presented on this recording [Nunes, Zimmerlin, Feldman, Lachenmann] are not only superb examples of the art of quartet composition in recent decades, they also illustrate the multifaceted nature of the Arditti Quartet’s interpretations.
klassik.com, Stefan Drees, 21/03/2017 – on the CD “First Performance VI” (bmn)

All four instruments clambered ever higher, the first violin in particular frequently dancing like a circus trapeze act. Irvine Arditti took great delight in a part that kept his hands busy, and inspired his three colleagues in turn, who gave the work absolute technical mastery and unconditional commitment.
MusikTexte, February 2017 – on the world premiere of Younghi Pagh-Paan‘s Horizont auf hoher See 

An evening with the Arditti Quartet puts your inner compass in a powerful spin. Expect the unexpected with a quartet which so often strays far from the beaten track. (…) This rollercoaster through the unknown was like a drug delivered straight into the blood stream.
Hamburger Abendblatt, Joachim Mischke, 19/01/2017

A programme of string quartets by Thomas Adès, Brian Ferneyhough and Harrison Birtwistle is a tough nut to crack – for players and audience alike. But the Arditti Quartet are past masters in this repertoire and they delivered accomplished, cogent accounts of all three scores for a sizeable and appreciative [Hampstead Arts Festival] audience.
Barry Millington (Evening Standard)

The Arditti’s realisation of the wit and often extraordinary soundworld of Mason’s Second Quartet was a different kind of aural escape.
The Guardian, Rian Evan, 26/06/2016

The UK premiere of Michael Jarrell’s …in verästelten Gedanken… (Nachlese VIIb), (…) fully exploited the Arditti’s range of colours. In a tapestry of sounds that resembles no other, the quartet held us rapt with eerie harmonies, stabbed us with sudden, stratospheric shrieks, and, at the end, tick-tocked like a gathering of demented clocks, before fading, hauntingly, away. (…) Berio’s Sincronie (…) pushes the performers to their technical limits. The Arditti [Quartet], which has played this action-packed piece for years, made it seem easy.
The Financial Times, Hannah Nepil, 09/11/2015

Schönberg in the morning: a good way to begin any Sunday. At any rate when the Arditti Quartet (…) performs Schönberg’s third String Quartet Opus 30, composed in 1927, with a serenity that defines each dissonance as the most harmonious thing in the world.
Der Tagesspiegel, Frederik Hanssen and Christiane Peitz, 21/09/2015

Tricky pieces only develop adequately if they are played by top-ranking musicians. Irvine Arditti, Ashot Sarkissjan, Ralf Ehlers and Lucas Fels are just that. With their tantilisingly nonchalant accomplishment, one sometimes forgets the enormous difficulties of the works. (...) For the Ardittis, the term “unplayable” does not exist. They always maintain control and most certainly never lack musical presence, charisma and energy.
Schweitzer Musikzeitung, Torsten Möller, 05/06/2014, Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik

As a follow up to their all-day marathon at Milton Court in April, the Arditti Quartet brought three more of their apparently endless supply of late 20th-century classics to the Wigmore Hall. The Arditti Quartet played all the works with – it is almost unnecessary to say – consummate, extraordinary mastery.
Andrew Clements, The Guardian, 16/05/2014

Even a whole day of concerts – three programmes containing 15 works, three of them world premieres – was hardly enough to convey the full extent of the Arditti Quartet's achievement across four decades, and how the recent history of the form would have been very different without it.
Andrew Clements, The Guardian, 28/04/2014 on the 40th anniversary marathon at the Barbican Centre London

…the indefatigable Arditti Quartet
Ivan Hewett, The Telegraph, 16/07/2013

The Arditti Quartet are particularly adept at communicating difficult music clearly, and here they told four stories to us in the most brilliant way possible. Whatever I thought of the stories, hearing them like this was a treat.
Paul Kilbey on bachtrack.com, 01/11/2012

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repertoire

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new works 2016/17
M. ANDRE 7 Miniatures
H. BIRTWISTLE The Silk House Sequences
J. DILLON The Gates (for string quartet and orchestra)
M. DJORDJEVIC String Octet (with JACK Quartet)
H. DUFOURT String Quartet No. 3
D. FELDER Netivot
B. FERNEYHOUGH Tye Cycle (with Ensemble Modern)
G.F. HAAS String Quartet No. 10
more...
Quartet and Orchestra
J. DILLON The Gates
P. DUSAPIN String Quartet No. 6 „Hinterland“
M. FELDMAN String Quartet and Orchestra
H. LACHENMANN Tanzsuite mit Deutschlandlied
P. MANOURY Melencolia-Figuren (exists as well as string quartet No. 3 „Melencolia“)
W. RIHM Dithyrambe for string quartet and orchestra
J.M. STAUD Über trügerische Stadtpläne und die Versuchungen der Winternächte (Dichotomie 2)

The Arditti Quartet plays all available works for string quartet of the following composers:
Eliott CARTER
Pascal DUSAPIN
Jonathan HARVEY
Toshio HOSOKAWA
Helmut LACHENMANN
György LIGETI
Conlon NANCARROW
Wolfgang RIHM
Iannis XENAKIS
Georg Friedrich HAAS

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Media Centre

The University of London's School of Advanced Study offers films and audio podcasts directed by Paul Archbold and Colin Still tracing the Arditti Quartet's working relationship with the composers Brian Ferneyhough, Jonathan Harvey and Wolfgang Rihm. You can watch and listen to them here.

Audio

Jonathan Harvey: 3. Streichquartett (Aeon)

Video

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Discography

CR ECM

Air - Bent Sørensen, Hans Abrahamsen

Frode Haltli; Arditti Quartet; Trondheim Soloists   
ECM 2496, 2016

Hilda Paredes – Cuerdas del Destino

Hilda Paredes – Cuerdas del Destino

Arditti Quartet
Aeon, B00RBTOZVS, 2015

Pandora’s Box

Pandora’s Box

Music by L. Bedford, Mason, Saunders and Zorn
Arditti Quartet; Sarah Maria Sun
Col Legno, WWE 20421, 2014

Toshio Hosokawa – quintets & solos

Toshio Hosokawa – quintets & solos

Three string quintets with Japanese soloists and three solo works
Arditti Quartet; Mayumi Miyata; Naoko Yoshino; Tosiya Suzuki
SWR2/WERGO, WER 6769 2, 2014

Brian Ferneyhough – Complete Works for String Quartet and Trios

Brian Ferneyhough – Complete Works for String Quartet and Trios

Arditti Quartet; Claron McFadden
Aeon, AECD 1335, 2014

Bernhard Lang – The Anatomy of Disaster (Monadologie IX)

Bernhard Lang – The Anatomy of Disaster (Monadologie IX)

Arditti Quartet
WDR3/Winter & Winter, 910 217-2, 2014

Christian Ofenbauer – Streichquartett 1997 - 2011

Christian Ofenbauer – Streichquartett 1997 - 2011

Arditti Quartet
Neos, 7029918, 2013
 

Toshio Hosokawa – silent flowers

Toshio Hosokawa – silent flowers

Arditti Quartet
SWR/WERGO, WER 6761 2, 2013

Roberto Gerhard – Complete String Quartets | Chaconne

Roberto Gerhard – Complete String Quartets | Chaconne

Arditti Quartet
Aeon, AECD 1225, 2013

Harrison Birtwistle – Complete String Quartets

Harrison Birtwistle – Complete String Quartets

Arditti Quartet
WDR3/Aeon, AECD 1217, 2012

Lucia Ronchetti – Drammaturgie

Lucia Ronchetti – Drammaturgie

Arditti Quartet; Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart
SWR/Kairos, 0013232KAI, 2012

Bernhard Gander – Monsters and Angels

Bernhard Gander – Monsters and Angels

Arditti Quartet; oenm; Titus Engel
ORF1/Kairos, 0013272KAI, 2012

Wolfgang Rihm – Fetzen

Wolfgang Rihm – Fetzen

Arditti Quartet; Teodoro Anzellotti; Nicolas Hodges
Winter & Winter, 910 178-2, 2011

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Links

On the Arditti Quartet's website you can find a complete discography of all recordings.

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