Thursday 11 June 2020

ANDREA LUCCHESINI

DO NOT MISS tonight at 7:00 p.m. the last conversation of ANDREA LUCCHESINI with DANIELE GATTI talking about the Schumann piano concerto.
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Friday 14 February 2020

JOHN AXELROD AND NILS MÖNKEMEYER

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

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Thursday 12 September 2019

Human Schubert of Andrea Lucchesini

      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."

https://www.resmusica.com/2019/09/08/un-schubert-humain-par-andrea-lucchesini-audite/

Tuesday 21 May 2019

"De La Nuit" - the last CD of Dénes Várjon

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.

Monday 20 May 2019

Dénes Várjon Gets Award of German Record Critics

The prestigious German Record Critics' Award was established in 1980 to set the "most rigorous standards for supreme achievement and quality" in the field of music recording. The jury consists of 156 music critics, writers and musicologists in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. 

The winners of the 2018 Awards were announced yesterday. In the category of chamber music the Award went to Classical Music Agency's pianist, Dénes Várjon, for his recent CD "Once Upon a Time...", recorded with Tabea Zimmermann and Jörg Widmann for the Myrios label, featuring works by Schumann and Widmann.
Sunday 23 September 2018

Debut at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg

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.

Saturday 16 June 2018

THE QUARTETTO DI CREMONA AT THE UNITED NATIONS IN GENEVA

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.

Friday 8 June 2018

RELEASED THE QUARTETTO DI CREMONA BEETHOVEN BOX

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.

Tuesday 10 April 2018

Quartetto di Cremona wins the ICMA 2018 Awards

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.