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Ivan Hewett presents music from the Arditti Quartet. Jonathan Harvey: Quartet No 1. James Clarke: Quartet No 3. Elliott Carter: Quartet No 5. Birtwistle: Hoquetus Irvinius.

The Arditti Quartet at 40
Ivan Hewett presents the first of two programmes in which the Arditti Quartet are heard playing some of the hundreds of works written especially for them over the past forty years. The music was recorded earlier this year during a remarkable three concert marathon at the Barbican's Milton Court which also featured works by composers such as Elliott Carter with whom the Arditti Quartet has been closely associated.

Jonathan Harvey
Quartet No.1

James Clarke
Quartet No.3 (World Première)

Elliott Carter
Quartet No.5

Harrison Birtwistle
Hoquetus Irvinius (World Premiere)

The Arditti Quartet.

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Sat 6 Sep 2014 23:00

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Music Played

  • Jonathan Harvey

    Quartet No.1

    Performer: Arditti Quartet.
  • Elliott Carter

    Quartet No.5

    Performer: Arditti Quartet.
  • James Clarke

    Quartet No.3

    Performer: Arditti Quartet.
  • Sir Harrison Birtwistle

    Hoquetus Irvinius

    Performer: Arditti Quartet.

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