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Arditti Quartet

Band, *1974 GB, London
Classical

The Arditti Quartet is a string quartet founded in 1974 and led by the British violinist Irvine Arditti. The quartet is globally recognized promoter of contemporary classical music and has a reputation for having a very wide repertoire. They first became known taking into their repertoire technically challenging pieces. Over the years, there have been personnel changes but Irvine Arditti is still at the helm, leading the group. The repertoire of the group is mostly music from the last 50 years with a strong emphasis on living composers. Their aim from the beginning has been to collaborate with composers during the rehearsal process. However, unlike some other groups, it is loyal to music of a classical vein and avoids cross-genre music. The Quartet has performed in major concert halls and

     
Members
PortraitAlexander Balanescu
vn, voc *1954 RO
PortraitRohan de Saram
vc *1939 LK
PortraitLevine Andrade
vl 1954-2018 GB
PortraitDavid Alberman
vn GB
PortraitLucas Fels
vc *1962 DE
PortraitIrvine Arditti
vn *1953 GB
PortraitDov Scheindlin
vl US
PortraitGarth Knox
vl *1956 IE
PortraitGraeme Jennings
vn *1968 AU
PortraitRalf Ehlers
vl GB
PortraitLennox Mackenzie
vn
PortraitAshot Sarkissjan
vn *1977 AM
Popular Tracks   
Apartment House 1776: Harmony No. 1, Cookfield on Cage: The Works for Violin, Vol. 6 & The String Quartets, Vol. 4 by John Cage, Arditti Quartet & Irvine Arditti
Weihnachtsmusik for 2 Violins, Cello, Harmonium and Piano on Schoenberg: Weihnachtsmusik & Arrangements - Arditti Quartet Edition, Vol. 2 by Arditti Quartet, Paul Meyer & Michel Béroff
Fünf Sätze für Streichquartett, Op. 5: I. Heftig Bewegt on Webern: The Complete String Trios and Quartets by Anton Webern, Irvine Arditti & Arditti Quartet
Sonatas for String Quartet: I. Alpha on Ferneyhough: Complete Works for String Quartet & Trio by Brian Ferneyhough, Arditti Quartet & Claron McFadden
Apartment House 1776: Harmony No. 6, Psalm 17 on Cage: The Works for Violin, Vol. 6 & The String Quartets, Vol. 4 by John Cage, Arditti Quartet & Irvine Arditti
Stockhausen: Helikopter-Streichquartett on Stockhausen: Helikopter-Streichquartett by Karlheinz Stockhausen & Arditti Quartet
Quatuor en Ré Mineur, Op. 7: Nicht zu rasch on Schoenberg: Streichquartette I-IV by Arnold Schoenberg & Arditti Quartet
Sonatas for String Quartet: II. Beta on Ferneyhough: Complete Works for String Quartet & Trio by Brian Ferneyhough, Arditti Quartet & Claron McFadden
La Nuit transfigurée Op. 4: I. on Schoenberg: Nuit transfigurée by Arnold Schoenberg & Arditti Quartet
Apartment House 1776: Harmony No. 5, The Lord Descended on Cage: The Works for Violin, Vol. 6 & The String Quartets, Vol. 4 by John Cage, Arditti Quartet & Irvine Arditti

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Band Membership
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
KaleidoscopeEunho Chang - Arditti Quartet, Ensemble TaCTuS, Ensemble Contrechamps, Divertimento Ensemble2018Album
ChangesCarlo Alessandro Landini, Arditti Quartet2017Album
Quatuor Vl "Hinterland" & Quatuor Vll "Opentime"Pascal Dusapin, Arditti Quartet, Orchestre Philharmonique De Radio France, Pascal Rophé2017Album
String Quartets No. 1 - 4Hans Abrahamsen, Arditti Quartet2017Album
Gifts And GreetingsArditti Quartet2016Album
Chessed III / String Quartet No. 4 / Structures / String Quartet No. 3 "Grido"Arditti Quartet - Emmanuel Nunes / Alfred Zimmerlin / Morton Feldman / Helmut Lachenmann2016Album
Streichquartette 1997-2011Christian Ofenbauer - Arditti Quartet2015Album
Pathology Of SyntaxMing Tsao - Arditti Quartet, Ensemble Ascolta, ensemble recherche, Ensemble SurPlus2014Album
Cuerdas Del DestinoHilda Paredes, Jake Arditti, Arditti Quartet2014Album
The Anatomy Of Disaster (Monadologie IX)Bernhard Lang - Arditti Quartet2014Album
Complete Works For String Quartet & TrioBrian Ferneyhough, Arditti Quartet, Claron McFadden2014Album
Quintets & SolosToshio Hosokawa - Arditti Quartet, Mayumi Miyata, Naoko Yoshino, Tosiya Suzuki2014Album
Difference EnginesDario Palermo - Arditti Quartet, Catherine Carter, Milo Tamez, Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg2014Album
Complete String Quartets · ChaconneRoberto Gerhard, Arditti Quartet2013Album
Silent Flowers - String QuartetsToshio Hosokawa – Arditti Quartet2013Album
Complete String QuartetsHarrison Birtwistle, Arditti Quartet2012Album
DrammaturgieLucia Ronchetti - Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Arditti Quartet2012Album
FetzenWolfgang Rihm - Arditti Quartet, Teodoro Anzellotti, Nicolas Hodges2011Album
The String Quartets, Vol. 2Cristóbal Halffter, Arditti Quartet2010Album
Complete String Quartets And TrioBenet Casablancas, Arditti Quartet2010Album
Twelve CapricesUri Caine · Arditti Quartet2010Album
Manhattan BridgeMartino Traversa - Mario Caroli • Roberta Gottardi • Garth Knox • Arditti Quartet • Ensemble Algoritmo • Marco Angius2010Album
Quatuors À Cordes & TrioPascal Dusapin - Arditti Quartet2010Album
The String Quartets, Vol. 1Cristóbal Halffter, Arditti Quartet2009Album
Complete String Quartets & TrioJonathan Harvey - Arditti Quartet2009Album
Sotto VoceWolfgang Rihm - Arditti Quartet, Nicolas Hodges, Jonathan Nott, John Axelrod, Luzerner Sinfonieorchester2009Album
Stuck-stücke • Memento Mori • Partial [Dist]res[s]toration • BoxManDavid Felder / Arditti Quartet • The New York Virtuoso Singers • New York New Music Ensemble • Miles Anderson2008Album
Vent Litt LengerOle Henrik Moe - Arditti Quartet2008Album
FuriosoMathias Spahlinger - Ensemble Modern, ensemble recherche, Arditti Quartet2007Album
StreichquartetteHelmut Lachenmann, Arditti Quartet2007Album
Quartets And StudiesConlon Nancarrow / Arditti Quartet2007Album
Thirty Pieces For String Quartet / Komposition Für Streichquartett 2John Cage / Jakob Ullmann - Arditti Quartet2007Album
Jesús Rueda - Arditti QuartetJesús Rueda - Arditti Quartet, Ananda Sukarlan, Toni García Araque2006Album
Mexico: New Music For StringsArditti Quartet, Iván Naranjo, Hilda Paredes, Germán Romero, Rogelio Sosa, Hebert Vázquez, Juan Felipe Waller Vigil2006Album
String QuartetsArditti Quartet, Conlon Nancarrow, György Ligeti, Henri Dutilleux2005Album
Quartetti 1-3 - Viaggiatori Della Notte - Electra GlideIvan Fedele - Arditti Quartet2005Album
Chamber MusicOlga Neuwirth - Nicolas Hodges, Irvine Arditti, Garth Knox, Arditti Quartet2005Album
Eleventh HourFred Frith - Arditti Quartet, Uwe Dierksen, William Winant2005Album
String Quartets 1-4, ElegyElliott Carter - Arditti Quartet2005Album
Listen How They TalkHilda Paredes, Arditti Quartet, Ensemble Modern, Ian Pace, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Stefan Asbury2005Album
Enter >>Atli Ingólfsson - The Caput Ensemble, Arditti Quartet2005Album
Silberen, LichtweissRoland Dahinden - Arditti Quartet, Hildegard Kleeb, Bernd Thurner2004Album
Ultima Arditti Vol. IArditti Quartet, Ragnhild Berstad, Jon Øivind Ness, Sven Lyder Kahrs, Rolf Wallin2004Album
Figura I-V / 4º Quartetto D'Archi »Ritratto Di Gesualdo« / Dernier Espace Avec IntrospecteurMatthias Pintscher, Teodoro Anzellotti, Arditti Quartet, Rohan de Saram2004Album
Navigations For Strings / Small WavesAlvin Lucier - Arditti Quartet, Hildegard Kleeb, Roland Dahinden2003Album
Chamber MusicAlban Berg / Anton Webern - Arditti Quartet, Stefan Litwin, Thomas Kakuska2003Album
20 Jahre Inventionen III: Sei-jaku Für StreichquartettKlaus Lang - Arditti Quartet2003Album
The String QuartetsLuciano Berio / Arditti Quartet2002Album
Strings QuartetsTomás Marco, Arditti Quartet2002Album
From ScandinaviaMagnus Lindberg / Bent Sørensen / Kaija Saariaho / Jukka Tiensuu - Kari Kriikku, Arditti Quartet2001Album
Traumwerk / String Quartet No. 2 / Parjanya-vata / Vernal ShowersJames Dillon - Arditti Quartet, Nieuw Ensemble2001Album
Contemporary Portuguese Chamber MusicArditti Quartet2001Album
Streichquartett Nr. 4 Opus 33Horatiu Radulescu - Arditti Quartet2001Album
Coconino - Visions - Kokoro - Ariadne's Thread - Focus A BeamRoger Reynolds - Arditti Quartet2000Album
Coconino - Visions - Kokoro - Ariadne's Thread - Focus A BeamRoger Reynolds - Arditti Quartet2000Album
String QuartetsPeter Ruzicka - Arditti Quartet, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau1999Album
ZayinFrancisco Guerrero - Arditti Quartet1999Album
String Quartets 1-3Friedrich Cerha, Arditti Quartet1999Album
Helikopter-QuartettKarlheinz Stockhausen - Arditti Quartet1999Album
For StringsBruno Maderna, Arditti Quartet1999Album
Chamber MusicElliott Carter - Ursula Oppens, Arditti Quartet1998Album
Der GolemGiora Feidman & Arditti Quartet1997Album
The Seventh SeedHilda Paredes - Irvine Arditti, Arditti Quartet, Steven Schick, Lourdes Ambriz, John Oakley-Tucker1997Album
Marc Monnet 2: Pièces RompuesMarc Monnet : Garth Knox, Arditti Quartet, Ensemble Ars Nova, Philippe Nahon1996Album
Terzo Quartetto, Plot in fiction, Riti neurali, Richiami IILuca Francesconi - Arditti Quartet, Marieke Schut, Irvine Arditti - Asko Ensemble, Guido Maria Guida, Jonathan Nott, David Porcelijn1996Album
String Quartets And DuetsGyörgy Ligeti / Arditti Quartet1996Album
Landscape I, II, V/Fragments II/Vertical Time Study IIIToshio Hosokawa, Arditti Quartet1996Album
Brian Ferneyhough 2Brian Ferneyhough, Arditti Quartet1996Album
Chamber MusicArnold Schoenberg - Arditti Quartet, Matthew Carey, Stefan Litwin, Thomas Kakuska, Valentin Erben1995Album
1 : String Quartets, Lotuses, ScenaJonathan Harvey - Arditti Quartet, Nieuw Ensemble, Felix Renggli, Ed Spanjaard1995Album
From ItalyArditti Quartet1995Album
Hölderlin lesen I-IIIHans Zender, Arditti Quartet1995Album
Chamber Music For StringsJulio Estrada – Arditti Quartet & Stefano Scodanibbio1995Album
Helmut Lachenmann 1: Reigen Seliger Geister / Tanzsuite Mit DeutschlandliedHelmut Lachenmann - Arditti Quartet, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Olaf Henzold1994Album
Streichquartette I-IVArnold Schoenberg, Arditti Quartet & Dawn Upshaw1994Album
Henri Dutilleux / Pascal DusapinHenri Dutilleux, Pascal Dusapin, Arditti Quartet1994Album
From Spain - Cinq Quatuors EspagnolsArditti Quartet1994Album
From ViennaArditti Quartet1994Album
Arditti String Quartet 1974-1994Arditti Quartet1994Compil.
From FranceArditti Quartet & Trio Le Cercle1994Album
From GermanyArditti Quartet1994Compil.
U.S.A.Arditti Quartet1993Album
The Complete String Quartets, Vol. 2John Cage - Arditti Quartet1992Album
Iannis Xenakis 1: Musique De Chambre 1955-1990Iannis Xenakis - Claude Helffer, Arditti Quartet1992Album
Fragmente-Stille, An Diotima / "Hay Que Caminar" SoñandoLuigi Nono - Irvine Arditti & David Alberman / Arditti Quartet1991Album
Streichquartette III, VIII, VWolfgang Rihm - Arditti Quartet1991Album
L' École De Vienne Vol. 3: Anton Webern - L' Intégrale Des Trios Et Quatuors À CordesAnton Webern / Arditti Quartet1991Album
Quatuors À Cordes / String Quartets / StreichquartetteGyörgy Kurtág - Witold Lutoslawski - Sofia Gubaidulina - Arditti Quartet1991Album
Esquisses / Musik Der FrüheEmmanuel Nunes, Arditti Quartet, Peter Eötvös, Ensemble Intercontemporain1990Album
Cinq Quatuors EspagnolsArditti Quartet1990Album
Arditti TwoArditti Quartet1990Album
Compositions For String Quartet And String TrioIvan Wyschnegradsky - Arditti Quartet1990Album
Deuxième Quatuor à Cordes / Adagissimo / Troisième Quatuor à Cordes / SonatesBrian Ferneyhough, Arditti Quartet1990Album
String QuartetsArditti Quartet - Karl Aage Rasmussen, Bent Sørensen1990Album
Les Cinq Quatuors À Cordes / Trio À Cordes / KhoomGiacinto Scelsi - Arditti Quartet, Michiko Hirayama, Maurizio Ben Omar, Frank Lloyd, Aldo Brizzi1990Album
The Arditti String Quartet Edition. L'Ecole De Vienne, Vol. 1: Alban BergAlban Berg - Arditti Quartet1989Album
The Complete String Quartets, Vol. 1John Cage, Arditti Quartet1989Album
ArdittiArditti Quartet1989Album
L'Ecole De Vienne, Vol. 2: Les Transcriptions De SchönbergArnold Schoenberg, Arditti Quartet1989Album
Streichquartett No. 3 / Solo No. 5 Für Baßflöte / Solo No. 4 Für VioloncelloLászló Dubrovay - Arditti Quartet / Eberhard Blum / Frances-Marie Uitti1988Album
The Music For String Quartet Vol. 2: String Quartets 2 + 3, ElegyElliott Carter - Arditti Quartet1988Album
The Music For String Quartet Vol. 1: String Quartets 1 + 4Elliott Carter - Arditti Quartet1988Album
Klaus K. Hübler - Arditti String QuartetKlaus K. Hübler / Arditti Quartet1987Album
Streichquartette 1-5Hans Werner Henze - Arditti Quartet1986Album
Three Viennese DancersGavin Bryars, Arditti Quartet, Pascal Pongy, Charles Fullbrook1986Album
Trio À Cordes / Quatuors À CordesPascal Dusapin / Philippe Manoury - Arditti Quartet1984Album
ST/4 - Dikhthas - Ikhoor - Embellie - Kottos - Mikka - Mikka SIannis Xenakis, Arditti Quartet1983Album
Paralipomena 2 - Quartets And DuosGiacinto Scelsi - Arditti Quartet1983Album
String Quartet No. 2 / String Quartet No. 2 / String Quartet No. 3Brian Ferneyhough / Jonathan Harvey / Elliott Carter / Arditti Quartet1983Album
Streichquartett No. 1 / Streichquartett No. 2György Ligeti - Arditti Quartet1978Album
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