»To love Schubert means [...] to master the art of patience,« writes Khatia Buniatishvili about the composer to whom she dedicates her recital.
The history of jazz is marked by music-making siblings – from the Adderleys to the Heath Brothers to the Turrentines.
Federspiel has a new album in the luggage! As the title suggests, it is about absorption and reflection.
Belcea Quartet © Marco Borggreve
Quatuor Ebene © Julien Mignot
Corina Belcea, Violine
Axel Schacher, Violine
Krzysztof Chorzelski, Viola
Antoine Lederlin, Violoncello
Pierre Colombet, Violine
Gabriel Le Magadure, Violine
Marie Chilemme, Viola
Raphaël Merlin, Violoncello
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Streichoktett Es-Dur op. 20 (1825)
Oktett C-Dur op. 7 (1900)
In paradisum (Requiem op. 48) (Bearbeitung für Streichoktett)
Artemis & Belcea A
When the members of the Belcea Quartet and Quatuor Ébène join forces to form an octet, it promises eightfold chamber music pleasure. The two ensembles interpret compositions by George Enescu and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. The latter's Octet has secured a reputation as one of the great masterpieces of chamber music. It is considered Mendelssohn's most important youthful work – the very first movement is »a testimony and symbol of radiant youth«, musicologist Eric Werner once noted. The airy Scherzo, which the then 16-year-old composed – inspired by verses from the Walpurgis Night scene in Goethe's Faust – is famous. No less fascinating is the Octet by George Enescu: also a youthful work and a stroke of musical genius, it characterises the individual and visionary style of the Romanian composer.
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