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The Spirit Is The Thing: Irmin Schmidt's Favourite Records
Sean Kitching , December 4th, 2015 10:46

As the former Can man releases his Electro Violet box set this week, he boils his all-time favourites down to a 'records of the day' selection, taking Sean Kitching from albums to individual songs and classical compositions


Bartók - String Quartet No. 5 and No. 6 or Music For Strings, Percussion And Celesta
The opposite of this string quartet by Debussy is Bartók - wild and aggressive and full of rhythms from Hungary. Bartok invented a new sound for the string quartet. He had a new instrument, an invention, and that's what always fascinated me. These string quartets of Bartók's are so amazing, and the Music For Strings, Percussion And Celesta is even more beautiful than his Concerto For Orchestra.