Jupiter Quartet Releases Metamorphosis

The new album from the Jupiter Quartet features Beethoven’s monumental Op. 131 and Ligeti’s stunning String Quartet No. 1, “Métamorphoses nocturnes."


Metamorphosis was recorded in Krannert Center last winter with Grammy-winning producer Judith Sherman, with the assistance of School of Music audio staff Frank Horger and Graham Duncan.

Quartet member Liz Freivogel says "When quartet musicians picture their ideal chamber music experience, many of them think immediately of Beethoven’s Quartet Op. 131 in C-sharp Minor. There are few other works that require such a prolonged and intense communion with one another. Our quartet naively attempted to learn Op. 131 during our first year together. We spent countless hours trying to puzzle out its difficulties, hoping to navigate our way through its many tricks and traps. We did manage to perform it at the end of that year, but by no means did we grasp the full impact of the piece."

Reviewer Rafael de Acha raves: "Jupiter String Quartet astonishes with its magically virtuosic playing and its fastidiously meticulous musicianship in one of the finest albums this listener has heard thus far in this troubled 2020."

Released digitally on Marquis Classics, the album will be available in physical form on August 7. 

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