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Pierre Boulez

Livre pour quatuor (Completed by Philippe Manoury and Jean-Louis Leleu)

Pierre Boulez began wiritng his only string quartet, Livre pour Quator, in 1948 and characteristically returned to it in later years to reconsider the score. The Arditti Quartet, which premiered the exceedingly difficult complete Livre in 1985, now performs the world premiere of this new revision, featuring the fourth movement as completed by Philippe Manoury, Boulez's younger colleague at IRCAM.