Ins Stille Land / Signum Quartett

Release Date: 11/13/2020
Label: Pentatone
Catalog Number: PTC5186732
Composer: Franz Schubert
Orchestra/Ensemble: Signum Quartet
Number of Discs: 1

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CD
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$15.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
After their multi-award-winning album Aus der Ferne, the Signum Quartett continues their Schubert journey for PENTATONE with Ins stille Land, another recording that explores the fascinating connections between his string quartets and songs, the latter arranged for string quartet by Xandi van Dijk, the ensemble’s violist. The concept for this recording project grew out of the Schubertiad, where chamber music and vocal works would be heard side by side in an intimate setting. The songs and quartets featured on Ins stille Land share a fascination for alienation and death, characteristic of Schubert’s troubled existence, with his world famous “Death and the Maiden” quartet as the album’s centrepiece. The Signum Quartett is frequently hailed as one of the most adventurous and outstanding ensembles of today. The quartet’s first PENTATONE recording Aus der Ferne (2018) won an Opus Klassik 2019 award, as well as a diapason d’or.
Works on This Recording
1. Lied, D 403 by Franz Schubert
Orchestra/Ensemble: Signum Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1816/1823 ; Vienna, Austria
2. Frühlingsglaube, D 686/Op. 20 no 2 by Franz Schubert
Orchestra/Ensemble: Signum Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1820 ; Vienna, Austria
3. Quartet for Strings no 6 in D major, D 74 by Franz Schubert
Orchestra/Ensemble: Signum Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1813 ; Vienna, Austria
4. Der Tod und das Mädchen, D 531/Op. 7 no 3 by Franz Schubert
Orchestra/Ensemble: Signum Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1817 ; Vienna, Austria
5. Abendstern, D 806 by Franz Schubert
Orchestra/Ensemble: Signum Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1824 ; Vienna, Austria
6. Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D 774/Op. 72 by Franz Schubert
Orchestra/Ensemble: Signum Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1823 ; Vienna, Austria
7. Das Grab, D 330 by Franz Schubert
Orchestra/Ensemble: Signum Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1815 ; Vienna, Austria
8. Quartet for Strings no 14 in D minor, D 810 "Death and the Maiden" by Franz Schubert
Orchestra/Ensemble: Signum Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1824 ; Vienna, Austria
9. Schwanengesang, D 744/Op. 23 no 3 by Franz Schubert
Orchestra/Ensemble: Signum Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1822 ; Vienna, Austria
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