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Ferenc Snetberger & Keller Quartett – Hallgato (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Ferenc Snetberger & Keller Quartett – Hallgato (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:02:50 minutes | 1,01 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © ECM New Series

On “Hallgató”, recorded live in the Grand Hall of Budapest’s Liszt Academy, Ferenc Snétberger and the Keller Quartett, respectively Hungary’s outstanding acoustic guitarist and its foremost string quartet, are heard together and separately in a moving and organically unfolding programme, with compositions by Snétberger, Shostakovich, John Dowland and Samuel Barber.

Snétberger’s In Memory of My People, dedicated to his Sinti and Roma forebears, is a powerful and spirited piece, both threnody and celebration. Shostakovich’s 8th String Quartet, also dedicated to the victims of war, is played with great sensitivity and feeling by the Keller musicians. Subtle arrangements of John Dowland find Snétberger with the Keller Quartett for I saw my lady weep and in duo with cellist László Fenyö for Flow, my tears. The Keller Quartett address the yearning quality of Barber’s Molto adagio from his String Quartet, Op. 11, and Snétberger offers a glimmer of hope with the tender solo guitar piece Your Smile. The concluding Rhapsody 1,with Snetberger and string quintet, is a new arrangement of a radiant theme originally written by Ferenc for a film project about the Roma. In total: a very involving and gripping album.


1. Ferenc Snétberger – 1. Hallgató. Adagio – Allegro (Arr. for Guitar and String Quintet) (Live)
2. Ferenc Snétberger – 2. Emlékek. Adagio (Arr. for Guitar and String Quintet) (Live)
3. Ferenc Snétberger – 3. Tánc. Allegro furioso (Arr. for Guitar and String Quintet) (Live)
4. Keller Quartett – 1. Largo (Live)
5. Keller Quartett – 2. Allegro molto (Live)
6. Keller Quartett – 3. Allegretto (Live)
7. Keller Quartett – 4. Largo (Live)
8. Keller Quartett – 5. Largo (Live)
9. Ferenc Snétberger – Dowland: I saw my Lady weep (Arr. for Guitar and String Quartet) (Live)
10. Ferenc Snétberger – Dowland: Flow, my tears (Arr. for Cello and Guitar) (Live)
11. Keller Quartett – Barber: Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 (Live)
12. Ferenc Snétberger – Snétberger: Your Smile (Live)
13. Ferenc Snétberger – Snétberger: Rhapsody I for Guitar and Orchestra (Arr. for Guitar and String Quintet) (Live)


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