Chiaroscuro Quartet – Schubert: String Quartets Nos. 14 & 9 (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Chiaroscuro Quartet – Schubert: String Quartets Nos. 14 & 9 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:02:47 minutes | 1,16 GB | Genre: Classical
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Founded in 2005, the Chiaroscuro Quartet brings together musicians from all the corners of Europe: the Russian Alina Ibragimova and the Spaniard Pablo Hernán Benedi on violins, the Swede Emilie Hörlund on the viola and France’s Claire Thirion on the cello. From their very first performances Chiaroscuro have been hailed as “a trailblazer for the authentic performance of High Classical chamber music” by the very highbrow UK music magazine Gramophone, and “a shock to the ears of the best kind” byThe Observer. Indeed, their performance of Schubert is compelling in its rhythmic freedom and its limitless palette of contrasts. It goes from the gentlest pianissimo to the most resounding full-bowed fortissimos by way of a thousand and one shades which are hardly ever heard in the performances of “classical” quartets. In their hands, the discourse of Death and the Maiden takes on a bitterness, a pure romanticism and even a level of modernity as they strip out the rather sepia-Vienna aspect which some traditional interpretations feature. As for the Ninth Quartet in G minor, it’s one of the those Schubertian miracles written in his adolescence: coming to light in 1815 its discourse is indeed tragic, but lacking in the inconsolable depth of Death and the Maiden. However, this doesn’t make it any less of a masterpiece.

Tracklist:
1-01. Chiaroscuro Quartet – String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 810 “Death and the Maiden”: I. Allegro (15:08)
1-02. Chiaroscuro Quartet – String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 810 “Death and the Maiden”: II. Andante con moto (11:48)
1-03. Chiaroscuro Quartet – String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 810 “Death and the Maiden”: III. Scherzo. Allegro molto (04:23)
1-04. Chiaroscuro Quartet – String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 810 “Death and the Maiden”: IV. Presto (09:02)
1-05. Chiaroscuro Quartet – String Quartet No. 9 in G Minor, D. 173: I. Allegro con brio (05:40)
1-06. Chiaroscuro Quartet – String Quartet No. 9 in G Minor, D. 173: II. Andantino (06:10)
1-07. Chiaroscuro Quartet – String Quartet No. 9 in G Minor, D. 173: III. Menuetto. Allegro vivace (03:56)
1-08. Chiaroscuro Quartet – String Quartet No. 9 in G Minor, D. 173: IV. Allegro (06:35)

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