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  • Ligeti's String Quartet no. 1 "Metamorphosis Nocturnes" (1953-54)

    8 61.54%
  • Ligeti's String Quartet no. 2 (1968)

    5 38.46%
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    Default *THE* String Quartets

    Obviously these are the best SQs ever created. Which one is deemed the ultimate SQ on TC?

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    I like more "Metamorphosis Nocturnes", but I should make a re-listen of the second one.

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    Metamorphosis Nocturnes in the high point of his early period.
    Last edited by ComposerOfAvantGarde; Oct-11-2012 at 11:19.

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    String Quartet no. 15 in D minor "Death and the Maiden" by György Ligeti
    Schubert manages that most supreme of feats, to be melancholy without being maudlin, his pain is not a mockery of pain but truly heartfelt, and he manages to pass that though with all of its complexities in his music.

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    I guess if you had your way we'd vote for both? As it happens, I do like both but if pushed I'd vote for no. 2.

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    Both are wonderful. But I went with 2 because it's more original.

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    Am I allowed to say "none"? They are out of my frontier line of contemporary tolerance.

    Principe

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    Thats an odd way of spelling "Beethoven's String Quartet No. 14 in C# minor, Op. 131" COAG >_>

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    Quote Originally Posted by principe View Post
    Am I allowed to say "none"? They are out of my frontier line of contemporary tolerance.

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    You should expand your horizons. You'll enjoy more music that way.

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    Pft.. I go with Shostakovitch's No.1!

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    Please, and really... the 'obviously' is only for the mono-obsessed :-)

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    Both are extremely creative works. I can listen Ligeti in all his madness, and overdone things... ;p

    But I think no.1 is better to enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peeyaj View Post
    String Quartet no. 15 in D minor "Death and the Maiden" by György Ligeti
    I have to say that Der Tod und das Madchen has been my favorite quartet for some time now, and I don't expect that to change. That he would base his whole second movement off of a few chorales just rendered me helpless.
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    Both, but a slight edge to No.1, so that's my vote. I like the psychopathic quality of his SQ's. Strange thing to say, but it does image the 20th century, whose history has not been a walk in the park, and Ligeti as a survivor of labour camps in the war saw it first hand. He also did a tonal string quartet piece, its on the Naxos cd I've got, I think its called 'Andante and Allegretto.' Kind of Vaughan Williams-ish, its not yet LIgeti's mature style, he was still in Hungary and was working within the restrictions of Stalinist cultural ideology/control. The first quartet was composed in Hungary but not performed until Ligeti got to the West (in Vienna, I think in the late 1950's). These are all masterpieces and I think he was a genius (& I don't apply that word to just anything).
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    My favorite is Ligeti: Op130 - String Quartet 13, including the Grosse Fuge movement.

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