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Ben Johnston : Quatuors à cordes n° 6, 7 et 8. Quatuor Kepler.
Format : 1 CD
Total Time : 01:06:43

Recording : 2014-2015
Location : Milwaukee
Country : Etats-Unis
Sound : Stereo

Label : New World
Catalog No. : NW80730
EAN : 0093228073024
Price Code : DM020A

Publishing Year : 2016
Release Date : 01/03/2017

Genre : Classical
Ben Johnston (1926-)
Quatuor à cordes n° 6
Quatuor à cordes n° 7
Quatuor à cordes n° 8

Ben Johnston, voix
Quatuor Kepler
Sharan Leventhal, violon
Eric Segnitz, violon
Brek Renzelman, alto
Karl Lavine, violoncelle

The ten string quartets of Ben Johnston, written between 1951 and 1995, constitute no less than an attempt to revolutionize the medium. Only the first limits itself to conventional tuning. The others, climaxing in the astonishing Seventh Quartet of 1984, add in further microtones from the harmonic series to the point that the music seems to float in a free pitch space, unmoored from the grid of the common twelve-pitch scale. In a way, this is a return to an older conception of string quartet practice, since players used to (and often still do) intuitively adjust their tuning for maximum sonority while listening to each other’s intonation. The completion of the cycle, supervised throughout by the composer himself, is a historic achievement that will undoubtedly stand as the definitive document of these works, among the landmark quartet cycles of 20th-century music. The Seventh and Eighth Quartets are receiving their world-premiere recordings. The former has a reputation as the most difficult quartet ever written and the Kepler Quartet has met the challenge with enviable aplomb, as they have throughout the cycle, affording listeners a chance to finally hear these difficult but highly rewarding works. Johnston’s brief, poignant Rumi setting, Quietness, with the composer himself as vocalist, rounds out the recording, a fitting denouement to—in the words of composer/author Kyle Gann— “possibly the most ambitious string quartet project in history.”

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