Metamorphoses with the Australian String Orchestra
Metamorphoses with the Australian String Orchestra features stunning quartets by Mozart, Ligeti and Ravel, each inspired by the work of a peer. Haydn’s quartets were a great influence on the young Mozart; similarly Ligeti owes a debt to Bartók and Ravel to Debussy - yet their voices are entirely unique. Mozart brings a democratic balance to string quartet writing in this, the last of his 23 string quartets. Ligeti merges 17 contrasting miniatures that stretch the capabilities and sound world of the modern string quartet in one seamless journey. Ravel’s only foray into the quartet medium was a revolutionary exploration of texture and colour.
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