Gifts and Greetings
By Arditti String Quartet. By Hans Abrahamsen; Mark Andre; Harrison Birtwistle; Uri Caine; James Clarke; Brian Ferneyhough; Georg Friedrich Haas; Toshio Hosokawa; Liza Lim; Hilda Paredes; Brice Pauset; Wolfgang Rihm; Johannes Maria Staud; Marco Stroppa. Classical. CD (1 disc). Published by Winter & Winter (NX.910-235-2).
Item Number: NX.910-235-2
It seems only yesterday when we did our first concert in the Royal academy of music. It was, in fact quite long ago in March 1974. The young Arditti Quartet was born at that point to stimulate composers and occasionally annoy some of the critics. I think it was quite a way back into the last century that Paul Griffiths entitle a review of one of our London concerts in teh Times newspaper as "These four must be stopped."...Why?...Stopped because we were rehearsing seriously and performing with commitment every single score that was put in front of us, transcending the composers notes and bring the music toa higher level." - Irvine Arditti This album celebrates the Arditti Quartet's 40th year together and contains fourteen special compositions, created solely for this album.