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Composer

Work

Duration

Date

Recorded on

World Premiθre, given by Arditti Quartet

ABRAHAMSEN Hans Quartet No.2 16’ 1981    
Quartet No.4 21’ 2010-12   28 April 2012, Witten
For the Arditti Quartet 2014 CD 10 May 2014, Witten

ACKER Dieter

Quartet No.4

12’

1971-75

 

 

ADES Thomas

Arcadiana

21’

1994

 

 

The Four Quarters 20’ 2010    

ADORNO Theodore

Two Pieces for String Quartet,  Op.2

12’

1925-26

 

 

AGUIRRE Louis Ochosi 8.5’ 2010   19 July 2010, Darmstadt
AKSHELYAN Artur String Quartet In Memoriam 12.5’ 2011   25 Jan 2012, London
ALIAJ Cezar Irreversible 24.5’ 1998   26 April 2005, Salamanca
ALESSANDRINI Patricia De profondis clamavi (hommage à Alban Berg) with electronics 6.5' 2007   18 July 2007, Metz
Forklaret Nat 2011-12   14 July 2012, Edenkoben
ALMEIDA  Patricia Sucena Dulce Delirium 10’ 2005 CD 17 July 2005, Metz
Nocturna Itinera 2008   21 June 2008, Blonay
ANDERSON Julian Quartet No.1 Light Music 7’ 1984-85   15 June 2013, Aldeburgh
Quartet No.2 18’ 2014   15 May 2014, London
ANDRE Mark iv 13a 2013-14 CD 10 May 2014, Witten

ANDRIESSEN Louis

Facing Death

19’

1991

 

 

Garden of Eros, Quartet No. 2

12’

2002

 

26 September 2002, Strasbourg

APERGHIS Georges

Ten Pieces

47’

1985

 

16 September 1986, Strasbourg

Three Pieces 9.5’ 2008   10 April 2008, Salzburg
Quartet Movement 7.5’ 2008   26 April 2009, Witten
ARCHBOLD Paul Impacts and Fractures 5' 1999    
Nine Memos 13.5’ 2011   25 Jan 2012, London

BABONI SCHILINGI Jacopo

Il colore del blu

1999

 

 

BADINSKY Nicolai

Quartet No.3,  Hommage ΰ Bιla Bartσk

21’

1978

vinyl

 

BAINBRIDGE Simon Cheltenham Fragments 6' 2004   14 July 2004, Cheltenham

BALLIF  Claude 

Quartet No.1, Op.12

20’

1955

 

 

Quartet No.4

25’

1990

 

27 March 1990, Paris

BALTAKAS  Vykintas B(ell Tree) 14’ 2007 CD 21 April 2007, Witten

BANQUART Alain

Memoire

22’

1985

 

30 November 1985, Orleans

BARGIELSKI Zbigniew

Quartet No.3,  Stilleben mit Geschrei

14’

1985

vinyl

26 October 1985, Graz

BARI Marco di Echo - Logical Listening 11’ 2004   05 October 2008, Parma
BARNSON Matthew Quartet No.1 Sybil tones 2004 CD  
Quartet 2 10’ 2005 CD 17 July 2005, Metz

BARRETT Richard 

I open and close

23’

1988

CD

15 December 1988, London (BBC)

Stress

12.5’

1996-97

CD

27 April 1997, Witten

BARRY Gerald

Cork

15’

1985

 

08 September 1985, London (ICA)

BARTOK Bιla 

Quartet No.1

30’

1909

 

 

Quartet No.2

28’

1915-17

 

 

Quartet No.3

16’

1927

 

 

Quartet No.4

23’

1928

CD

 

Quartet No.5

31’

1934

 

 

Quartet No.6

29’

1939

 

 

BEDFORD Luke Wonderful Four-Headed Nightingale 2011-13 CD 28 October 2013, Vienna

BEETHOVEN Ludwig Van

Groίe Fuge, Op.133

17’

1825

CD

 

BELLON Stefano

Secondo Commentario (with tape)

1996

 

19 June 1996, Milan

BERG Alban

Quartet, Op.3

22’

1910

CD

 

Lyric Suite

28’

1926

CD

 

BERIO Luciano

 

 

 

Study for String Quartet

1952

 

 

Quartet

1956

CD

 

Sincronie

15’

1964

CD

 

Notturno, Quartet No.3

23’

1993

CD

 

Glosse

1996

CD

 

BERKELEY Michael

Quartet Study

1987

 

 

BERSTAD Ragnhild

Toreuma

12’

1999

CD 

10 October 1999, Oslo

BERTELLI Giovanni Libro d'Aprile 18’ 2012   22 June 2012, Paris
BERTELSMEIER Birke Quartettsatz 12’ 2008   21 June 2008, Blonay
BERTRAND Christophe Quartet 12’ 2005    
Quartet No.2 11’ 2010   24 September 2011, Strasbourg

BEYER Frank Michael

Quartet No.2

10’

1969

 

 

BILLONE Pierluigi Muri IIIb per Federico de Leonardis 24’ 2010 CD 22 July 2010, Darmstadt

BIRTWISTLE Harrison

 

4 songs of Autumn for soprano and Quartet

1988

 

 

Nine Movements for String Quartet

34’

1996

CD

28 April 1996, Witten

also exists as:  Pulse Shadows – Meditations on Paul Celan (for soprano, string quartet and ensemble)

70’

1996

CD

28 April 1996, Witten

The Tree of Strings 29.5’ 2007 CD 27 April 2008, Witten
Hoquetus Irvinius 2014 CD 26 April 2014, London
The Silk House Sequences 29’ 2015   06 November 2015, London

BLAUSTEIN Susan

Ricercare

25’

1981

 

 

BO Sonia

Quartet

1985

 

 

BOESMANS Philippe

Fly and Driving

16’

1988-89

CD

17 March 1989, Brussels

Summer Dreams

23’

1994

CD

09 February 1995, Luxembourg

BOHLAN Jonas

Nunatak

11’

1995

 

 

BONATO Giorgio

Scarecrow Song (for amplified quartet)

10’

1991

 

23 November 1991, Messina

BORTZ  Daniel

Quartet No.3

15’

1987

 

 

BOSE Hans Jόrgen von

Quartet No.3

30’

1986-87

 

26 May 1989, Saarbrόcken

BOUCHARD Linda

Lung Ta

20’

1992

 

 

BOUCOURECHLIEV Andre

Miroirs 2

22’

1991

 

 

BOULEZ Pierre

Livre pour Quatuor

40’

1948-49

 

 

BRAUN Peter Michael

Junctim

18’

1974-75

 

 

BRAVI Daniele Quartet No.2 2005 CD 17 July 2005, Metz

BREWAEYS Luc

Quartet

14’

1988-89

 

17 May 1990, Antwerp

Quartet No. 2 Bowmore

17’

1995

 

 

BRITTEN  Benjamin

Quartettino

14’

1930

 

23 May 1983, London (Barbican)

Quartet No.3

28’

1975

CD

 

BRIZZI Aldo

da un Frammento

1983

 

 

BROWN Chris Arcade   2008   05 March 2009, Oakland

BRUTTGER Thomas

Prisma

21’

2001-02

 

17 May 2002, Insel Hombroich

BRYARS  Gavin

Between the National and Bristol

20’

1985

CD

08 October 1985, Vienna

BULFON  Stefano Stultifera Navis 2005   17 July 2005, Metz

BULLER John

Familiar

12’

1976

 

 

BURT  Francis

Quartet No.2

13’

1993

 

16 June 1995, London (BBC)

BUSSOTTI Sylvano

Quartetto Gramsci

12’

1971

CD

 

Andante Favorito (portrait)

30’

1988

 

10 May 1988, Paris

CAGE  John

 

 

 

String Quartet in Four Parts

24’

1949-50

CD

 

Thirty Pieces for String Quartet

30’

1984

CD

 

Music for Four

30’

1987(88)

CD

27 February 1988, Wesleyan, USA

Four

30’

1989

CD

24 November 1989, Huddersfield

44 Movements from Apartment House   (arr. Irvine Arditti)

102’

2000

CD

 

CAPPELLI Gilberto

Quartet

1981

 

09 October 1981, Venice

CARDEW  Cornelius

First Movement for String Quartet

1961

CD

 

CARILLO Julian

Two Sketches

12

1925

 

 

CARTE Ettore First Controfase 2002    

CARTER Elliott

 

 

 

Elegy

1943 (46)

CD

 

Quartet No.1

38’

1951

CD

 

Quartet No.2

23’

1959

CD

 

Quartet No.3

20’

1971

CD

 

Quartet No.4

22’

1986

CD

 

Fragment

1994

CD

 

Quartet No.5

21’

1995

CD

19 September 1995, Antwerp

Fragment No.2

1999

CD

23 June 1999, Munich

CASABLANCAS Benet

Cinc Interludis

8'

1983

CD  

Quartet No.2

18’

1991

CD

 

Encore for Arditti 7' 2003-04 CD 23 March 2004, Granada
Quartet No.3 22’ 2006-09 CD 31 July 2009, Torroella de Montgri

CASTIGLIONI Nicolo

Romanze

1990

CD

28 Oct 1991, London (Purcell Room)

CERHA Friedrich

 

Quartet No.1, Maqam

13’

1989

CD

 

Quartet No.2

18’

1989/90

CD

 

Quartet No.3

20’

1991

CD

03 May 1992, Vienna

Quartet No.4

19’

2001

 

 

CERRILLO Juan-Christobal

Still, still

2002

 

14 April 2002, Mexico City

(Re) invencion (o inalcanzable cercania) 13’ 2005-07   28 March 2007, Mexico City
CHARLES Augustin Quartet No.2 15’ 2007   23 February 2008, Barcelona

CHEN Shih-Ui

Quartet No.3

14’

1988

 

06 August 1998, Tanglewood

CHEN  Xiaogong

Quartet No.1

14’

1986-87

 

 

CHIN Unsuk Para Meta String 20’ 1996    

CHINCA Stefano

Quartetsatz

12’

1991

 

23 November 1991, Messina

CHO Eun-Hwa Quartet No.2 12’ 2004    
CHOI Myung-Whun Satya 13.5’ 2006   02 September 2006, Takefu

CHOLONIEWSKI Marek

‘Dark and Light Zone' for quartet and interactive systems

23'

1999

 

02 September 1999, schwaz

CLARKE James

 

String Quartet

10'

2002-03

 

23 November 2003, Huddersfield

Quartet No.2

19’ 2009   21 November 2009, Huddersfield
Quartet No.3 5.5’ 2013 CD 26 April 2014, London
CLAUSEN Lasse Krogh Broken Promises 14’ 2006   06 December 2006, Louisiana Museum, Copenhagen

CLEMENTI Aldo

Tribute

1988

 

24 June 1988, Pontina

COHEN Denis Erinnerung for quartet and live electronics 26’ 2006   19 June 2009, Paris

COHN Stephen

Eye of chaos

13’

1990

CD

16 April 1991, Los Angeles

COWELL Henry

Quartet No.4, United

13’

1936

 

 

CRAWFORD-SEEGER Ruth

Quartet

10’

1931

CD

 

CROCKETT Donald

Array

16’

1987

 

 

CURRAN Alvin VSTO (revised)   2009   05 March 2009, Oakland
CZERNOWIN Chaya

Quartet No.3

22’

1996

CD

20 March 1996, Tel Aviv

CZERNOWIN Chaya Anea Crystal Cycle: Seed I 8’ 2008    

DADELSEN Hans-C von

Karakoram

12’

1994

 

03 August 1994, Darmstadt

DALL'ONGARO Michele Quartet No.5 16' 2003-04   05 March 2004, Rome
DAVERSON Steven Microscopic Negatives 13.5’ 2006-07   16 February 2008, London
Three Rivers from the Navidson Records 2011-12   14 July 2012, Edenkoben

DAVIES Peter Maxwell

 

Quartet Movement

1952

CD

23 May 1983, London

Quartet

13’

1961

 

 

Little Quartet No.1

1980

   

Little Quartet No.2

1987

   

DAVIES Don

Bleeding Particles

13’

1983

CD

 

DEAN Brett

Eclipse

18'

2003

 

 

DEANE Raymond

Inter pares (Quartet No.3)

26.5’

2000

 

02 September 2001, Dublin

DEBUSSY Claude

Quartet

25’

1893

 

 

DE LEEUW Reinbert

Etude

12’

1983-85

 

 

DELGADO Alexandre

Quartet

12’

1991

CD

 

DELIUS Frederick

Quartet

28’

1916

 

 

DE MEY Thierry

Quartet No.1

15’

1991

 

 

DENCH Chris

Strangeness

16’

1985

 

28 September 1985, Venice

DENISOV Edison

Four Pieces

1991

 

06 June 1992, Insel Hombroich

DE PABLO Luis

 

Fragmento

15’

1985-86

CD

15 June 1986, London (Almeida)

Caligrafia Serena

18’

1994

 

10 April 1994, London (Almeida)

Flessuoso

12’

1995-96

 

15 December 1997, Bilbao

Voluntad de Flores   2004    
Memoria   2012-13   10 February 2014, Madrid
DE RAAFF Robin Athomus 19.5'

1992-3 

revised 2005

   
DEUTSCHE  Bernd Richard Traumspiel   2005   23 November 2005, Vienna
Quartet No.2 18’ 2012   02 November 2012, Vienna

DEVILLERS  J.B.

Ictus

12’

1981

 

 

DILLON James

 

Quartet

22’

1983

 

18 November 1983, Huddersfield

Quartet No.2

18’

1991

CD

05 October 1991, Strasbourg

Quartet No.3

16’

1998

 

17 October 1998, Donaueschingen

Quartet No.5 14’ 2004-08   21 November 2009, Huddersfield
Quartet No.6 16.5' 2010   16 October 2010, Donaueschingen
Quartet No.7 12' 2013   28 September 2013, Strasbourg

DINESCU Violeta

Terra Lonhdana

15’

1984

 

30 August 1990, Kassel

DITTRICH Paul Heinz

Quartet No.2

19’

1982

 

26 April 1986, Witten

Quartet No.3, Nachtmusik

30’

1987-88

 

25 February 1989, Berlin

Quartet No.4

1992

 

19 May 1994, Berlin

DJORDJEVIC Milica

The death of the star-knower - petrified echos of an epitaph in a kicked crystal of time I

2008 CD 21 June 2008, Blonay
The death of the star-knower - petrified echos of an epitaph in a kicked crystal of time II 14.5’ 2009 CD 12 March 2009, Brussels

DOHMEN Andreas

Discours du grand Sommeil

17’

1991-92

 

27 April 1992, Dόsseldorf

DONATONI Franco

 

The Heart’s Eye

22’

1979-80

 

 

La Souris sans sourire

18’

1988

CD

 

DONG Kui Differences within Oneness 17’ 2008-09   02 March 2011, Edenkoben

DUBROVAY Laszlo

Quartet No.3

22’

1983

vinyl

19 November 1985, Berlin

DUFOURT Hugues Quartet No.1 Dawn Flight 29' 2008 CD 29 September 2008, Strasbourg
Quartet No.2 Eneasiness 16.5’ 2009-10   13 March 2010, Antwerp

DUN Tan

Eight Colors

15’

1986-88

CD

 

DUSAPIN  Pascal

 

Quartet No.1

11’

1983

CD

29 June 1983, La Rochelle

Quartet No.2, Time Zones

37’

1988-89

CD

20 October 1989, Paris

Quartet No.3

20’

1993

CD

03 November 1993, Paris

Quartet No.4

14’

1997

CD

 

Quartet No.5 17.5’ 2004-05 CD 15 June 2005, Amsterdam
Quartet No.7, Open Time 39’ 2009 CD 16 January 2010, Paris

DUTILLEUX Henri

Ainsi la Nuit

18’

1976

CD

 

EDLIN Paul Max Frida Sketches 15.5’     7 May, Canterbury

EDLUND Mikael

Brains and dancin'

18’

1981

 

 

EDWARDS Wolf Ichos 2005   17 July 2005, Metz

EKSTRΦM Lars

Lucello Esca

15’

1989-2001 

 

11 November 2001, Stockholm

ELIASON Anders

Disegno

1975

 

 

ENGEL Paul

Quartet No.4, Panta Rhei

21’

1988

 

24 May 1991, Vienna

EOTVOS Peter

Korrespondenz

15’

1992

 

02 July 1993, Schleswig-Holstein

ERBER James

An Allegory of Exile

17’

1992-95

 

30 July 1996, Darmstadt

ERCETIN Turgut Quartet No.2, Contra Statement 10’ 2012   30 June 2012, Paris

ERIKSDOTTIR Karolina

Six Movements

8'

1983

 

 

ERIKSON Robert

Solstice

21’

1984-85

 

 

ERKOREKA Gabriel Dardarak   2012   01 September 2012, San Sebastian

ESSL Karlheinz

 

Quartet

12’

1985

 

 

Helix 1:0

15’

1986

CD

 

upward, behind the onstreaming it mooned

18' 

2000-01

 

 

ESSYAD Ahmed

Never More

13’

1986

 

17 January 1987, Paris

ESTRADA Julio

Canto Mnιmico

1973-83

CD

 

Ishini’ioni

21’

1990

CD

09 June 1991, Amsterdam

EVANGELISTI Franco

Aleatorio

1959

 

 

EWERT Maximilian C. Yehuda Heritage 13.5’ 2007   14 November 2007, Kassel