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Composer

Work

Duration

Date

Recorded on

World Première, given by Arditti Quartet

LACHENMANN Helmut

 

Quartet No.1 Gran Torso

24’

1972

CD

 

Quartet No.2 Reigen Seliger Geister

28’

1989

CD

28 Sept 1989, Geneva

Quartet No.3 Grido

26’

2000-01

CD

02 Nov 2001, Melbourne

LAKE Oliver

Input

7’

1986

 

22 Feb 1988, New York

LAMPERSBERG Gerhard

Quartet

15’

1980

 

23 June 1987, Insel Hombroich

LANDINI Carlo

Changes

39’

1992

 

03 Aug 1994, Darmstadt

LANG Bernhard

Kleine Welten

26’

1991

 

13 Oct 1991, Graz

Monadology IX 65’ 2010 CD 15 Oct 2010, Donaueschingen

LANG Klaus

sei-jaku

42’

2001

 

12 Sep 2001, Graz

Seven views of white 43’ 2013   01 Dec 2013, Luxembourg
LANGUILLAT Raphael Instant de Foudre 15.5’ 2012   30 June 2012, Paris
LARA Felipe Corde Vocale 10’ 2005 CD 26 March 2006, New York
Tran(slate) 9.5’ 2008   21 June 2008, Blonay
LASH Hannah Four Still 6.5’ 2005   02 Apr 2006, Cambridge, US

LAURICELLA Massimo

Tremiti

12’

1988

CD

07 Oct 1989, Cologne

LAVISTA Mario

Reflejos de la Noche

10.5’

1984

 

 

LECCA Celso Carrido

Intihuatan

10’

1967

 

 

LENNERS, Claude Unit 4 8' 2013   01 Dec 2013, Luxembourg
LENOT Jacques Quartet No.4 22’ 2004   26 Sept 2008, Strasbourg
LIANG Lei Serashi Fragments 7’ 2006 CD 02 Apr 2006, Cambridge, US

LIDERMANN Jorge

Quartet No.2

9’

1989

 

19 April 1991, Berkeley, CA

LIEBERMANN Rolf

Quartettino No.2

2’

1991

CD

18 Nov 1991, Vienna

LIGETI Gyorgy

 

Two Movements

13’

1950

CD

28 July 1994, Salzburg

Quartet No.1

22’

1954

CD

 

Quartet No.2

22’

1968

CD

 

LIM Liza

Pompes Funebres

12’

1987

 

28 Oct 1988, Hong Kong

Hell

8’

1992

 

09 June 1992, Milan

In the Shadow's Light 26’ 2004    
The Weaver's Knot 7’ 2013 CD 10 May 2014, Witten

LINDEN Werner

Decolonisation, Op.6 (with electronics)

21’

1984

 

05 Nov 1986, Frankfurt

LIVORSI Paola Suonno 18' 2004   12 June 2004 Takefu
LOPEZ-LOPEZ Manuel Quartet 22.5’ 2007   06 May 2007, Valencia

LORRAINE Ross

Dead letters

12’

2001

 

07 July 2001, Cheltenham

LOU Michelle Vertebrae 10’ 2010   19 July 2010, Darmstadt

LUCIER Alvin

Fragments

8’

1961

CD

 

Navigations

15’

1991

CD

11 Oct 1991, Frankfurt

LUMSDAINE David

Mandala IV

17’

1983

 

 

LUND Erik

Dalla linea dell’arco che esse formano

17’

1998

CD

15 March 1999, Berlin

LUNSQUI Alexandre Mobile. mutatio 10.5’ 2007   12 Sep 2007, Sao Paulo

LUTOSLAWSKI Witold

Quartet

23’

1964

CD

 

MACBRIDE David

Three Dances

30’

1987

 

08 March 1989, New York

MACHE Francois-Bernard

Eridan, Op.57

18’

1986

CD

17 Jan 1987, Paris

Moires (with tape)

16’

1994

CD

02 Dec 1994, Paris

MACMILLAN James

Why is this night different?

20’

1997

 

 

MADERNA Bruno

Quartet

7’

1946

CD

29 April 1994, Paris

Quartetto per archi (in due tempi)

15’

1955

CD

 

MAGNANENSI Giorgio

Quartet No.2

10’

1989

 

23 Nov 1991, Messina

MAGUIRE Edward

Quartet

20’

1982

 

23 May 1983, London

MAÏDA Clara

...who hold's the strings...

8.5' 2002-03   17 March 2004 Rouen
...das spinnt... 10’ 2013   15 Nov 2013, Huddersfield

MAINTZ Phillipp

Inner Circle

18'

2003-04

 

25 April 2004 Witten

MANCA Gabriele

Comme fogli strappati da un album

14’

1984

 

 

MANOURY Philippe

Quartet

27’

1977

vinyl

 

Stringendo 15’ 2010   16 Oct 2010, Donaueschingen
Melencolia 42.5’ 2012   22 March 2013, Monaco
Fragmenti 15’ 2015   18 Jan 2016, Paris

MANZONI Giacomo

Quartet No.2 Musica per Pontormo

13’

1995

 

 

MARCO Tomas

 

 

Quartet No.1, Aura

14’

1968-69

CD

 

Quartet No.2, Espejo Desierto

14’

1987

CD

 

Quartet No.3, Anatomia fractal de los angeles

13’

1993

CD

 

Quartet No.4, Los desastres de la guerra

16’

1996

CD

 

MAREK Martin

Dromos

13'

2003-04

  23 May 2004 Brno

MARKEAS Alexandros

Quartet 'In Memorium I.X'

12.5’

2001

  29 Sep 2001, Royaumont

MARMORSTEIN  Dan

Under Influence

30’

2000

 

26 Feb 2000, Copenhagen

MARTIN Laurent

Quartet No.1  Paysages Habitables

15.5’

1994

 

6 April 1994, Rome

Quartet No.2 14’ 2004   25 May 2005, Bayonne

MARTINU Bohuslav

Quartet No.7, Concerto de Camera

22’

1947

 

 

MASANETZ Jan tarts and vicars 11’ 2010   19 July 2010, Darmstadt

MASON Benedict

Quartet No.1

36’

1990

CD

23 Nov 1989, Huddersfield

Quartet No.2

20’

1993

CD

23 Sept 1993 Strasbourg

MASSON Gerard

Quartet

22’

1973

 

 

MAYER John

Quartet No.3

9’

1987

 

26 July 1987, Geneva

MAYUZUMI Toshiro

Prelude

11’

1963

 

 

MEFANO Paul

Mouvement Calme

7’

1976

 

 

MEIMOUN Francois Quartet No.2 18’ 2012    
MEIMOUN Francois Quartet No.3 10’ 2014    

MELCHIORRE Alessandro

Quartet

9’

1984

 

02 Oct 1985, Milan

Quartet No.2

15’

1990

CD

22 July 1990 Darmstadt

MELIN Stan

Q is Q

11’

1983

 

25 Aug 1984, Malmö, Sweden

MENCHERINI Fernando

Stop Motion

14’

1987

 

02 July 1987, Macerata

Quartet No.4

12’

1996

 

 

MENEZES Flo Traces 15.5' 2007   13 Sep 2007, Sao Paulo

MERNIER Benoit

Streams

15’

1991

 

 

MEZA Mauricio Iweiyari 8.5’ 2007   20 July 2007, Luxembourg

MIEREANU Costin

Couleurs du Temps

10’

1968 (80)

 

 

MINAKAKIS Efstratios Myripnoa 9’ 2005   17 July 2005, Metz

MIRA Rafael

Caramelos para Zoe

11’

1987

CD

22 May 1987, Valencia

Quartet No.2, Ades

15’

1995

 

18 May 1999, Valencia

MIRO-CHARBONNIER Ignacio

Quartet

25’

1994-95

 

21  Sept 1999, Strasbourg

MIYOSHI Akira

Quartet No.2

13’

1967

CD

 

MOE Ole Henrik Vent ‘Daddys Laundry' 10' 1997   05 Oct 2003, Oslo
Vent Litt Lenger 38’ 1997-2007 CD 03 Oct 2007, Oslo

MOLINO Andrea

Live Quartet (for amplified quartet)

10’

1987

 

10 Sept 1988, Como

MONNET Marc

Close

22’

1993-94

CD

08 Nov 1994, Mulhouse

MOORE Christopher Trebue Scorched Earth 9.5’ 2008   21 June 2008, Blonay

MOOSBRUGGER Alexander

Tunnelmusik

16.5'

2001

 

17 Nov 2001, Schwarzenberg

Licht, Steg 9' 2003-04   27 Feb 2004 Lech am Arlberg

MORTHENSEN Jan

Ancora Quartet No.1

19’

1983

 

 
Epilogos 21.5’ 2007   19 Feb 2008, Stockholm
MOUSSA Samy Quartet 9.5’ 2012   14 July 2012, Edenkoben
MÜLLER-GOLDBOOM Gerhardt Gli Spazi Dentro 25’ 2001   17 Nov 2005, Bochum

MUNDRY Isabel

No-one

13’

1995

CD

04 Oct 1995, Graz

Linien, Zeichnungen 13’ 2004    

NANCARROW Conlon

 

Quartet No.1

12’

1945

CD

 

Quartet No.3

12’

1988

CD

15 Oct 1988, Cologne

Study No.15 (transcribed Mikhashoff) 2’ 1987 CD 14 Nov 2004, Cologne
Study No. 31 (transcribed Usher) 3’ 2003 CD 14 Nov 2004, Cologne
Study No. 33 (transcribed Usher) 8’ 2003 CD 14 Nov 2004, Cologne

NARANJO-RIVADENEYRA Daniel

Uno

13.5’

2002

CD

 

NARBUTAITĖ Onutė                           Quartet No.4  Drappeggio 16.5’ 2004 CD 12 September 2004, Schwaz

NASH Peter Paul

Quartet

12’

1987

 

28 June 1987, London (Almeida)

NEIL MARTIN Philip An outburst of time 14.5’ 2004    
NESS Alexander Motion Painting 11.5’ 2006   26 March 2006, New York

NESS Jon Oivind

 

Charm

10’

1998

 

 

Beware of Darkness

21'

2001-02

CD

8 Oct 2002, Oslo

NEUWIRTH Olga

Akroat Hadal

13’

1995

CD

04 Oct 1995, Graz

Settori

6’

1999

 

23 June 1999, Munich

In the realms of the unreal 18.5’ 2009   15 Jan 2010, Paris
NEWLAND Paul Mie 16.5’ 2003    

NIELSEN Carl

Quartet No.2, Op.44

27’

1890-91

 

 

NISHIMURA Akira

 

Quartet No.1, Heterophony

14’

1975-87

CD

 

Quartet No.2, Pulses of Light

16’

1992

CD

21 May 1992, Tokyo

Quartet No.3, Avian

18’

1997

CD

12 Oct 1997, Le Havre

Quartet No.4, Nrsimha 24’ 2007 CD 21 May 2007, Tokyo
Quartet No.5, Shesha   2013   16 Oct 2013. London

NODAIRA Ichiro

Quartet

12’

1995

CD

26 Aug 1995, Akiyoshidai

NONO Luigi

Fragmente – Stille. An Diotima

36’

1980

CD

 

NORGAARD Per

Tintinnabulary

12’

1986

 

 

 

Quartet No.9, Into the Source

20’

2001-02

 

 

NORHOLM Ib

En passant

13’

1985

 

4 Aug 1985, Lerchenborg

NOVAK Roman

...About time in veiled depth

15’

2002

 

18 March 2003, Prague

NUNES Emmanuel

Esquisses

15’

1967(80)

CD

 

Chessed III

13’

1992

CD

8 June 1992, Lisbon

NYMAN Michael

Quartet No.1

27’

1985

 

23 Sept 1985, Warsaw

OBERMÜLLER Karola XS 4.5’ 2005   02 Apr 2006, Cambridge, US

OFENBAUER Christian

Zerstörung des Raumes / der Zeit

48’

1999

CD

 

Quartet No.1 Quartettsatz

18’

1997

CD  
Quartet No.2 25’ 2008 CD  
Quartet No.3 11.5’ 2009 CD  
Quartet No.4  Bruchstuck IX 11.5’ 2010 CD  
Quartet No.5 22’ 2011 CD 05 Oct 2012, Graz
Quartet No.6 Streichquartettsatz 7’ 2011 CD  

OHANA Maurice

Quartet No.2

23’

1979-80

 

27 Feb 1982, Paris

OLBRISCH Franz Martin

Ein Quadratmeter Schwärze

20’

1998-99

 

 

OLIVEIRA João Pedro

Quartet No.1 Peregrinação

14’

1995

CD

 

Quartet No.2 Labirinto

16’

2001

CD

01 June 2001, Lisbon

Quartet No.3 Espiral de Luz 13’ 2005 CD  

OLSSON Vagn

Quartet No.1

17’

1999

 

26 Feb 2000, Copenhagen

ONOFRE Marcilio Quartet No.2 Via est Vita 3.5’ 2011   14 July 2011, Campos do Jordao
ORBÓN Julián Quartet No.1 19.5’ 1951    

ORE Cecile

Quartet No.1 Praesens Subitus 10.5’ 1988-89    

Lex Temporis

15’

1993

 

08 Oct 1993 Bergen

ORR Buxton

Refrains 4

23’

1978

 

01 June 1979, Bath

ORTEGA-MIRANDA Chañaral

Tupac Amaru

16'

2002-2003

 

04 Nov 2003, Berlin

OSBORNE  Nigel Tiree 17' 2009   31 Aug 2009, Edinburgh
OSPALD  Klaus Wolkenwald, Humoreske und Gassen for soprano and quartet 29.5’ 2004   21 April 2007, Witten
ØSTERGAARD Edvin Touching (Ritus IV)   2002