Maestro John Axelrod and the young violist Nils Mönkemeyer will be in concert with Orchestra del Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari, Sunday, February 16. Program:
Dmitrij Šostakovič Festive Ouverture, in La maggiore, op. 96
Béla Bartók Concerto per viola e orchestra, SZ. 120
Sergej Prokof’ev Sinfonia n. 1, in Re maggiore, op. 25 “Classica”
Leonard Bernstein Chichester Psalms, per soli, coro e orchestra
Un Schubert humain par Andrea Lucchesini
"Sur le plan de l’exécution, Andrea Lucchesini charme, encore une fois, par un large éventail de couleurs et la profondeur du toucher. Cependant, il nous laisse sur notre faim quant à la gestion et la présentation de la progression des tempi : ceux-ci donnent parfois l’impression d’être traînants, et ce, malgré toute la beauté sonore qui les embaume. En ces moments, la continuité du fil narratif est brisée.
Malgré les réserves évoquées ci-dessus, cette réalisation est recommandable aux aficionados de l’œuvre de Franz Schubert, et ce, non seulement en raison d’un travail éditorial soigneux que nous apporte Audite, mais surtout parce qu’elle offre une approche axée sur la mise en valeur de l’aspect humain de cette musique."
The prestigious label ECM released on August 31st the new solo album of Dénes Várjon. The CD entitled "De la Nuit" ("The Night") features Schumann's Fantasiestücke Op.12, Ravel's Gaspard de la Nuit and Béla Bartók's Out of Doors.
As Jürg Stenzl writes in the liner notes “All three works were bold forays into fundamentally new music that far transcended the limits of their time. They require pianists for whom transcendent virtuosity is second nature. ” The album was recorded at Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI, Lugano in April 2016, and produced by Manfred Eicher. This is Dénes Várjon's second solo album at ECM.
On Sunday 23/09 the Quartetto di Cremona will make its own debut at the prestigious Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, in occasion of an event dedicated to chamber music.
The Quartetto di Cremona will perform Schubert String Quintet with cellist Eckart Runge, with whom they have just completed a brand new recording dedicated to Schubert.
Th double CD will be released by Audite in Spring 2019.
This evening at the United Nations Palace in Geneva, the Quartetto di Cremona will be playing Beethoven and Chausson in a concert included in the celebrations for the 70th Anniversary of the Human Rights Declaration.
The event is realized in collaboration with the Nippon Music Foundation which has given on loan to the ensemble the wonderful set of instruments known as the "Paganini Quartet", made by Antonio Stradivari and beloned to Niccolò Paganini.
After Geneva, the Quartetto di Cremona will play in Venice, in Albania, in Seoul and in Japan.
Two years of intense work and eight CDs: here it is the Quartetto di Cremona Beethoven Box which collects the complete recordings of Ludwig van Betehoven String Quartets made by the Cremona and issued by the German label Audite.
The Beethoven Box is indeed an outstanding achivement in the ensemble career, considered the most rappresentative Italian string quartet all over the world.
The eight volumes have alreday gained the praise of the international critics as well as a few important prizes such as Echo Klassik 2017 (volume n.7) and ICMA 2018 (volume n.7 and n.8).
More information on how purchase or download the Beethoven Box at this link.
On Friday 6th April in Katowike took place the ICMA 2018 Awarding Ceremony with our Beethoven Volume n.7 and Volume n.8 winning this prestigious prize.
Here the Jury's motivation of the award: "These interpretations are powerful, vibrating, excitingly intense and inspiring from the very first to the very last note, providing decisive proof of Quartetto di Cremona's overwhelming technical capacity and fantastic musicianship".
Many thanks to Audite for this fascinating journey together.