Artists

Arditti Quartet
Irvine Arditti

Violin

Ashot Sarkissjan

Violin

Ralf Ehlers

Viola

Lucas Fels

Violoncello

Program

Pierre Boulez

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

Duration: c.: 2h 0m

Pierre Boulez began writing his only string quartet, Livre pour Quatuor, 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 the editorial reconstruction of the fourth movement by Jean-Louis Leleu and Philippe Manoury, Boulez's younger colleague at IRCAM. As part of the concert, Manoury will discuss his work with Wolfgang Fink (in English).