Brian Ferneyhough has collaborated closely with the Arditti Quartet since they premièred his Second String Quartet in 1980 and to coincide with their 40th anniversary the renowned ensemble chose to record the complete set of his works for string quartet.
The disc, released on the aeon label in April 2014, has already garnered five-star reviews, including one from Andrew Clements of The Guardian, who wrote that the “performances on these three discs are wonderfully authoritative, […] beneath all the complexity, there is a layer of intense expressiveness that drives Ferneyhough’s music”.
Brian Ferneyhough: Complete Works for String Quartet & Trios is available to buy and download.
Works for Piano, Prepared Piano and Toy Piano
February Pieces for Piano and Octet '61 for Jasper Johns