This fall starts with a number of new CD releases from several string quarets:
– the New York based Brentano String Quartet releases opus 130 and the Grosse Fuge opus 133 with the label Aeon, after succesfull CD’s with Beethoven’s opus 125, 127, 132 and 135. In the season 15-16 the quartet will be available from November 1 untill 15 2015 with these programmes.
– in December South American Cuarteto Latinoamericano releases its latest CD, with works from the forgotten but fantastic Spanish composer Ruperto Chapí.
– the Daniel Kwartet, joined by Klára Würtz released two of Schumann’s best and most famous chamber music works: his Piano Quintet and 3rd String Quartet. The CD will be released with the label Brilliant Classics and will be presenterd on October 5th live from the Spiegelzaal in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, which is also live on Dutch radio 4. The quartet is available for bookings with and without Klára Würtz with these programmes.
– the young German Signum Quartett is also expanding its discography. During the ICMA (international classical music awards) 2014 they were awarded with a prize for their CD ‘no. 3’, for their recording with work by Berg, Bartók and Schnittke. According to the jury: Three Quartets n. 3 by the 20th-century composers Bartok, Berg and Schnittke show completely different styles, ranging from late romanticism to folk inspired rhythms and apocalyptic eclecticism. The Signum Quartet finds the right concept for each of these works and their performances combine enthusiasm with unfussy and transparent playing.’
This fall their 5th CD with the label Capriccio sees the light with works by Debussy, Ravel and Thomas Adès (Arcandiana, 1998).
The quartet is available in different periods. Here you can find their programmes for the season 15-16.
– last but not least the British Doric String Quartet: on September 22nd the first CD with violist Hélène Clément will be released, with all Haydn opus 20 quartets. Later this season they’ll record both string quartets by Janácek, as well as chamber music by Australian composer and viola player Brett Dean. In 2015 there’s another recording scheduled to be released, a double CD with all of Haydn’s opus 76 quartets. All CD’s are being released with the label Chandos.