Quatuor Béla

Ligeti Centenary

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  • Quatuor Béla
  • Julien Dieudegard Violin
  • Frédéric Aurier Violin
  • Paul-Julian Quillier Viola
  • Luc Dedreuil Cello

György Ligeti

String Quartet No. 1, Métamorphoses nocturnes

Conlon Nancarrow

String Quartet No. 1

György Ligeti

String Quartet No. 2


With an astonishing aesthetic breadth, devoting themselves to both ancient music and contemporary composers, the musicians of Quatuor Béla have for 16 years been building a reputation that both characterises them as “enfants terribles” of French string quartets and praises their “diabolical technique”. The 2014 release of the album Métamorphoses Nocturnes, dedicated to Ligeti’s music, brought them international acclaim, and was praised in Gramophone magazine as “cracking the code and penetrating the stubborn ambiguities of temperament in Ligeti as no other approach has achieved”.

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