‘Aus der Ferne’ nieuwe CD Signum Quartett

Innerlijke onrust, confrontatie met de dood en een verlangen naar een verre, vredige idylle vertegenwoordigen de centrale drijfveren van dit speciale programma van de nieuwste CD van het Signum Quartett.

Hier kunt u een filmpje bekijken over de CD.

Gramophone schrijft over de CD:
“The quartet play transparently and eloquently, without a hint of sentimentality, in performances that deal unflinchingly with the music’s latent violence. The slow movement of the A minor Quartet, in particular, veers terrifyingly into the darkness […] Definitely not Schubert as easy-listening, then, but a fascinating, thought-provoking disc.”

En over de arrangementen zegt het tijdschrift:
“…while I’m instinctively sceptical about instrumental transcriptions of vocal works, I was persuaded by how well they work here, and the subtlety and intelligence of the performances.”

Afgelopen januari was het kwartet in Amsterdam voor de eerste editie van de Strijkkwartet Biennale en werd door velen uit het publiek als ‘de ontdekking van het festival’ gezien. Volgend jaar is het kwartet terug in Nederland voor een concert in het  Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

Meer informatie over de CD:
Aus der Ferne illuminates the Romanticism and lyricism of this great master. By combining string quartets with lieder arranged for string quartet, the members of the Signum Quartett aim to show how Schubert’s instrumental and vocal music cross-pollinate each other. The fact that Schubert quotes openly from his own songs in his chamber music underlines the strong connection between the two, and this album takes this connection a step further. The concept for the album grew out of the Schubertiad, where chamber music and vocal works would be heard side by side in an intimate setting. A further idea was to complement one of the late quartets with an earlier one – perhaps lesser-known but not a lesser piece. The B-flat major quartet and the Rosamunde Quartet, both featured on this album, share a delicacy and fragility of spirit; convey a longing from afar. These instrumental works gain significance by being accompanied by the lieder arrangements, created by quartet member Xandi van Dijk. These arrangements present quintessential Schubert lieder such as Du bist die Ruh, Wandrers Nachtlied and Lachen und Weinen in a new, fascinating light.

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