Ligeti: String Quartets 1 & 2 & Vocal works

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COMPOSERS: Ligeti
LABELS: EMI
WORKS: String Quartets Nos 1-2; Lux Aeterna ; Ramifications; Choruses; Bagatelles
PERFORMER: Artemis Quartet; Barry Tuckwell Wind Quartet; Groupe Vocal de France etc
CATALOGUE NO: EMI 627 9052

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Ligeti’s First Quartet sounds like a sequel to Bartók’s Sixth, and the early folksong-choruses and wind quintet Bagatelles reinforce awareness of the Hungarian foundations on which works like  Lux Aeterna were founded. Calum MacDonald