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String Quartets by Brahms, Ligeti, Lachenmann

One of the special qualities of the Quatuor Diotima, according to its longtime violist Franck Chevalier, is to approach the music of the present with a historical perspective: “Awareness of the musical avant-garde means to be aware of its past.”


Returning to the Pierre Boulez Saal in a new lineup, the ensemble pairs two “classics” of the avant-garde—Ligeti’s electrifying First Quartet of 1953 and Lachenmann’s Grido, written in 2001—with Brahms’s forward-looking A-minor Quartet.

  • György Ligeti - String Quartet No. 1 "Métamorphoses nocturnes"
  • Helmut Lachenmann - String Quartet No. 3 "Grido"
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  • Johannes Brahms - String Quartet No. 2 in A minor op. 51/2

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Participating artists
Quatuor Diotima
Yun-Peng Zhao
Léo Marillier
Franck Chevalier
Alexis Descharmes