Lutoslawski String quartet

One more concert-turned-video-recording, Lutoslawski String quartet from 1964, a magnificent piece using aleatoricism (chance plays a big role in the rendition of the work) in a very clever way.

Composing this piece, Lutoslawski was inspired by Alexander Calder and his mobiles, where the different elements are moving in an always changing and imprevisible manner.

I feel the same grace in this piece and in the works of Calder that I had the chance to watch and feel.  This quartet has an obsessive beauty, with harsh elements transfigured into ecstatic moments.

A Hwaum Chamber Orchestra Project, with

Jiyoon Kim and Jiwon Song, violins

Helen Lee, cello

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