HERMANN NITSCH – ALBERTINA QUARTETT
2. Streichquartett in 6 Sätzen für 2 Violinen, Viola und Violoncello

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Hermann Nitsch’s String Quartet No.2 in six movements for 2 violins, viola, and violoncello, transcribed by Michael Mautner and performed by the Viennese Koehne Quartet. Recorded during the exhibition NITSCH. Spaces of Color at the ALBERTINA Museum, Vienna on the 29th May 2019.

The Koehne Quartet:
Joanna Lewis – 1. Violine
Anne Harvey-Nagl – 2. Violine
Lena Fankhauser – Viola
Mara Achleitner – Violoncello


Hermann Nitsch does not write his music in regular musical notation, but divides the individual movements into time segments of one minute duration and precisely defines sound events, durations, dynamics and actions with words or signs. His instructions are e.g.: deep sound, whole tone cluster, D minor, F major or noise.

1. Satz 18´
2. Satz 18´
3. Satz 6´
4. Satz 18´
5. Satz (Krebs-Landler) 15´
6. Satz 15´