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Music for Strings


Release Date: 10/20/2017 
Label:  Br Klassik   Catalog #: 900715  
Composer:  Wolfgang RihmJohannes Maria StaudRodion ShchedrinDavid Sawer,   ... 
Performer:  Korbinian AltenbergerAntoine TamestitTristan Cornut
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quatuor EbčneApollon Musagáte QuartetArmida Quartet,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This release from BR-KLASSIK documents compositions for strings that were commissioned from contemporary composers by the ARD International Music Competition in Munich and performed between 2004 and 2016 by the prestigious competition’s prizewinners - both by soloists (violin, viola and cello solo) as well as string quartets. The recorded literature thus reflects the very latest status of the compositional repertoire for precisely these performance combinations. In the ARD International Music Competition, a contemporary work is always obligatory; it has to be specially created for the competition by renowned composers, and undergoes several different interpretations (rather like a ‘multiple premiere’) during the course of the competition - Read more an invaluable opportunity for listeners to experience the most recent works in interpretations that often differ greatly. Since it is not always the first-prize winners who offer the “best interpretation of the commissioned work", a special prize is conferred for particularly excellent interpretations. It is also remarkable that the various award winners have gone through an astonishing development, and are now extremely successful on the international concert stage. The highly varied programme on this album includes compositions by Rodion Shchedrin, Nikolaus Brass, Wolfgang Rihm, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Erkki-Sven Tuur, David Sawer and Johannes Maria Staud in prizewinning interpretations by Korbinian Altenberger (violin), Antoine Tamestit (viola), Tristan Cornut (violoncello), the Apollon Musagète Quartet, the Armida Quartet, the Quartet Amabile and the Quatuor Ébène. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartettstudie by Wolfgang Rihm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quatuor Ebčne
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2004; Germany 
2.
Towards a Brighter Hue by Johannes Maria Staud
Performer:  Korbinian Altenberger (Violone)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2005; Austria 
3.
Lyric Scenes, for string quartet by Rodion Shchedrin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Apollon Musagáte Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2008; Russia 
4.
Parthenope for Viola Solo by David Sawer
Performer:  Antoine Tamestit (Viola)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2004; England 
5.
Quartet for Strings No. 2 "Lost Prayers" by Erkki-Sven Tuur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Armida Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2012; Estonia 
6.
Knock, Breathe, Shine for Cello Solo by Esa-Pekka Salonen
Performer:  Tristan Cornut (Cello)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2010; Finland 
7.
Etchings for String Quartet by Nikolaus Brass
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amabile String Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2016; Germany 

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