℗ 2013 ECM Records GmbH under exclusive license to Universal Music Classics, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
 

Ligeti: String Quartets - Barber: Adagio

Keller Quartett

Available in 44.1 kHz / 24-bit AIFF, FLAC audio formats
  • Select Format
    • AIFF 44.1 kHz | 24-bit
    • FLAC 44.1 kHz | 24-bit
Add to cart
discounted price
 
1.1
String Quartet No. 1 (Métamorphoses nocturnes)
György Ligeti; Keller Quartett
22:08
String Quartet, Op. 11  
1.2
Molto adagio
Samuel Barber; Keller Quartett
7:43
String Quartet No. 2  
1.3
I. Allegro nervoso
György Ligeti; Keller Quartett
4:51
1.4
II. Sostenuto, molto calmo
György Ligeti; Keller Quartett
4:48
1.5
III. Come un meccanismo di precisione
György Ligeti; Keller Quartett
3:37
1.6
IV. Presto furioso, brutale, tumultuoso
György Ligeti; Keller Quartett
2:10
1.7
V. Allegro con delicatezza - stets sehr mild
György Ligeti; Keller Quartett
5:36
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    50:53
"... Keller Quartett handle the individual demands of both composers thoughtfully. A cleaner, cooler, more controlled Barber I doubt you'll find: zero warbling vibrato, no emotive hard sell." - Gramophone "... the members of the Keller Quartett play every note like their sanity depends on it. You wouldn’t think Barber’s luscious Adagio needed an advocate but here it’s played with an intensity bordering on desperation that reveals a new, urgent, side." - The New York Times "...there is an extra layer of passion from the Keller Quartet throughout and a sense of Hungarian anarchy which takes the laurels ... if the beauty and at times uncompromising nightmare worlds of Ligeti’s string quartets are a place you have yet to discover, then the Keller Quartett will provide you with the most powerful and lasting of introductions." - MusicWeb International On this album that bridges musical worlds, Samuel Barber’s String Quartet No. 1 is presented as tonal terra firma between György Ligeti’s restlessly shifting first and second quartets. In the mid-20th century, Barber and Ligeti would have been considered aesthetic opposites, however from a contemporary perspective both composers are voices from the past, their present day relevance emphasized in these committed performances. The first of the recordings heard on this album was made in 2007 on the first anniversary of Ligeti’s death, Hungary’s foremost string quartet paying tribute to the great innovator of modern Hungarian music.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – ECM New Series Studio Masters

Recorded June 2007 and October 2011 (String Quartet No. 2) Radio Studio DRS, Zürich Tonmeister: Peter Laenger Cover Photo: Caterina di Perri Liner Photos: Tamás Almási (p. 3), Andrea Felvégi (p. 4), Ines Gellrich (p. 6), Gordon Parks / Getty Images (p. 15), Marco Borggreve / Ullstein Bild (p. 16) Design: Sascha Kleis Produced by Manfred Eicher

For Your Consideration | More ▸

Complete Piano Music, Vol. 41: Franz Liszt: Transcriptions from Operas: Oberon - La Sonnambula - Der Freischütz - Hunyadi László - I Puritani - Tony Han Chen
96
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 131: 7. Allegro (Single) Danish String Quartet
96
Bellini: Bianca e Gernando Silvia Dalla Benetta; Maxim Mironov; Luca Dall'Amico; Vittorio Prato; Zong Shi; Marina Viotti; Camerata Bach Choir Poznań; Virtuosi Brunensis; Antonino Fogliani
48
Callas sings Arias from Tristano e Isotta, Norma & I puritani - Callas Remastered Maria Callas; Arturo Basile; Orchestra Sinfonica di Toriono della RAI
96MQA
Haydn: Concertos pour violoncelle Raphaël Pidoux; Jeune Orchestre de l'Abbaye de Saintes
48
Luthers Lieder Kammerchor Stuttgart; Frieder Bernius; Athesinus Consort Berlin; Klaus-Martin Bresgott
44.1
Perttu Haapanen: Flute Concerto, Ladies' Room & Compulsion Island The Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Hannu Lintu; Helena Juntunen; Yuki Koyama; Dima Slobodeniouk
48
Lock & Key: New Chamber Works, Vol. 2 Various Artists
44.1
Haydn: Mass No 3. Missa Cellensis - Mass No 1B. Missa sunt bona mixta malis Collegium Musicum 90; Richard Hickox
96
For All the Saints: Anthems, Hymns & Motets All Saints' Choir; Craig Phillips; Jason Klein-Mendoza; Sarah Parga
96192
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue - Strike Up the Band - Overture - Promenade - Catfish Row Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta; Orion Weiss; John Fullam
96192352.8dsd 2.8dsd 5.6
Beethoven: The Late String Quartets Cypress String Quartet
96
Bowen, Bridge & Dale: English Viola Music Gernot Adrion; Yuki Inagawa
48
Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 5, 6, 7, 8 “Pathetique”, 9 & 10 (Stereo Version) Wilhelm Backhaus
96
Fairy Tale Of New York (arr. piano / Single) Music Lab Collective
96

Offers & New Releases

exclusive benefits for mailing list members

Subscribe Now

What is High-Resolution Audio?

High-resolution audio offers the highest-fidelity available, far surpassing the sound quality of traditional CDs. When you listen to music on a CD or tracks purchased via consumer services such as iTunes, you are hearing a low-resolution version of what was actually recorded and mastered in the studio. ProStudioMasters offers the original studio masters — exactly as the artist, producers and sound engineers mastered them — for download, directly to you.

What do I need for playback?

You may need additional software / hardware to take full advantage of the higher 24-bit high-res audio formats, but any music lover that has heard 16-bit vs 24-bit will tell you it's worth it!

Software for Mac OS X

Software for Windows

Hardware Suggestions