Quatuor à cordes no 2 «Tombeau» (2002)

Jean Lesage

string quartet

Commission: ECM+, with support from the CCA


  • 1. Divertimento serioso
  • 2. Round, Catch and Canon Club
  • 3. Divertimento buffo
  • 4. Mr Birdcage’s Ground
  • 5. Tombeau
  • 6. Musique sur laquelle il n’est pas interdit de danser


Program Notes

“The postmodern response to modernism consists in the acknowledgement that the past, given that it cannot be destroyed, since that destruction would lead to silence, must be revisited: with irony, in a non-innocent manner.” — Umberto Eco