<p>In the wake of a world fractured by conflict and fight, György Ligeti’s First String Quartet stands as a touching testament to the power of music to resolve differences and promote dialogue. Composed in 1956, just a decade after the end of the Second World War, Ligeti’s work reflects the agitation and changing scenes of a society struggling to rebuild itself out of the ashes. An eclectic range of influences across centuries and continents, this project aims to explore the theme of “Music as an Intercultural Dialogue” through the lens of Ligeti’s masterpiece.</p>