I wasn't familiar with John Zorn's string quartets before listening to this recording, but on the strength of this, I'll be looking for more. The Remedy of Fortune is the strongest piece, and contains multiple quotes from other quartets I know and play, including the Beethoven's Grosse Fuge.
This concert also includes performances of both the early and late versions of Boulez's Livre pour Quatuor; beautiful serial works that condense an entire narrative into small gestures.
John Zorn: The Alchemist
Pierre Boulez: Livre pour quatuor (1948/49)
Pierre Boulez: Livre pour quatuor (2011/12)
John Zorn: The Remedy of Fortune
Christopher Otto, violin
Ari Streisfeld, violin
John Pickford Richards, viola
Kevin McFarland, cello
Cernier, Switzerland; 24th August 2015