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METAMORPHOSES with the Australian String Quartet


These stunning quartets by Mozart, Ligeti and Ravel were all inspired by the work of a peer - Haydn's quartets were a great influence on the young Mozart; similarly Ligeti owes a debt to Bartók and Ravel to Debussy - yet their voice are entirely unique. Mozart brings a democratic balance to string quartet writing in this, the last of his 23 string quartets. Ligeti merges 17 contrasting miniatures that stretch the capabilities and sound world of the modern string quartet in one seamless journey. Ravel's only foray into the quartet medium was a revolutionary exploration of texture and colour.

Mozart String Quartet in F major K590
Ligeti String Quartet no 1, Métamorphoses Nocturnes
Ravel String Quartet in F major

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