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Into The Ravine
Michael Berkeley, Adrian Williams, John McCabe

Carducci Quartet

Into The Ravine

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212035023
Catnr: SIGCD 350
Release date: 30 January 2014
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Label
Signum Classics
UPC
0635212035023
Catalogue number
SIGCD 350
Release date
30 January 2014

"Luister 10! ''Tempo music, vivacious and adequately written for a four strings combination.''"

Luister, 02-11-2015
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About the album

• “Into the Ravine” is the first release on Signum from the Carducci Quartet, one of the UK’s most dynamic string quartets.
• The quartet is joined by oboist Nicholas Daniel for three world premieres from well-established UK composers, and all written specially for them.
• The Carducci quartet run their own festival and recording label, and are international competetion winners.
Drie wereldpremières gecomponeerd voor het Carducci Quartet
Een van de meest dynamische strijkkwartetten van het Verenigd Koninkrijk, het Carducci Quartet, toont hun passie en toewijding voor het overbrengen van nauwelijks opgenomen hedendaags repertoire naar een breder publiek. Op dit album worden ze ondersteund door hoboïst Nicholas Daniel in drie wereldpremières, allen speciaal voor hen gecomponeerd en voor het eerst uitgevoerd op het Presteigne Festival.

Het Hobokwintet ‘Into the Ravine’ van Michael Berkeley is sterk beïnvloed door schilderijen, in het bijzonder de werken van Mark Rothko en John Craxton, en in de woorden van de componist, “de manier waarop verf kan trillen als kleuren botsen.” Dit raadselachtige en zeer persoonlijke werk, vaak stilletjes elegisch, wordt intenser naarmate het vordert.

Het Zevende Strijkkwartet ‘Summer Eves’ van John McCabe, een componist die al lang door het Carducci Quartet wordt bewonderd, gebruikt klassieke structuren en spreekt van een Haydn-achtig genot in het schrijven voor de vorm. Zijn vijf delen variëren van geniaal en lyrisch tot wild en hartstochtelijk.

Het Vierde Strijkkwartet van Adrian Williams vertoont een emotionele kern die de luisteraar diep raakt, en weerspiegelt de sfeer en de weidse omgeving van het uitgestrekste landschap van Wales met een vernieuwd gevoel van verwondering en mysterie.

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Carducci String Quartet

Described by The Strad as presenting “a masterclass in unanimity of musical purpose, in which severity could melt seamlessly into charm, and drama into geniality”, the award-winning Carducci Quartet is internationally acclaimed as one of the most accomplished and versatile ensembles of today. As well as performing the core repertoire, the quartet presents a selection of new works each season and diversifies further with programmes of film music, pop, folk and rock, as well as concerts of music and spoken word. Founded in 1997, the ensemble was a prize winner at numerous international competitions, including the Concert Artists Guild International Competition, and Finland’s Kuhmo International Chamber Music Competition. The Carducci Quartet appears at prestigious venues across the globe including the Barbican,...
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Described by The Strad as presenting “a masterclass in unanimity of musical purpose, in which severity could melt seamlessly into charm, and drama into geniality”, the award-winning Carducci Quartet is internationally acclaimed as one of the most accomplished and versatile ensembles of today. As well as performing the core repertoire, the quartet presents a selection of new works each season and diversifies further with programmes of film music, pop, folk and rock, as well as concerts of music and spoken word. Founded in 1997, the ensemble was a prize winner at numerous international competitions, including the Concert Artists Guild International Competition, and Finland’s Kuhmo International Chamber Music Competition.

The Carducci Quartet appears at prestigious venues across the globe including the Barbican, Cadogan Hall, Southbank Centre, Royal Albert Hall and Wigmore Hall, London; National Concert Hall, Dublin; Tivoli Concert Hall, Copenhagen; The Frick Collection and Carnegie Hall, New York; Library of Congress and John. F Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.; St Lawrence Center for the Arts, Toronto; Muziekcentrum De Bijloke, Ghent; and Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. Festival residencies include Cheltenham, Ryedale, Lichfield, Presteigne, Kilkenny, Canterbury, Snape Proms, and West Cork.

Recent highlights include a televised performance at the BBC Proms (Royal Albert Hall) with Voces8, a collaboration with Roderick Williams to close the Aldeburgh Festival, and a series of concerts across the UK with jazz singer Jacqui Dankworth.

In 2016, they took home a Royal Philharmonic Society Award for their project, Shostakovich15, an immense cycle of Shostakovich’s Quartets performed across the UK, North, and South America with a marathon one-day cycle hosted by Shakespeare’s Globe, London. The project was accompanied by a recording of the 4th, 8th, and 11th Quartets to which they added a further volume in Spring 2019 of the 1st, 2nd, and 7th Quartets, acclaimed by Gramophone Magazine for its “…athletic, upfront performances, clear in texture, forthright in tone and bold in articulation". The Carduccis return to Shostakovich regularly with recent cycles at the Barbican and Wigmore Hall in London, and at the Kilkenny and Canterbury Festivals.

In 2015 they also curated projects around Philip Glass and Steve Reich as part of the Royal Philharmonic Society Award winning ‘Minimalism Unwrapped’ at Kings Place in London. Their recording of the Philip Glass Quartets, has reached over 13 million plays on Spotify.

Education work is an important element of the Carducci Quartet’s work, earning them a place on the Royal Philharmonic Society Award shortlist for their family concert ‘Getting the Quartet Bug!’. The Carducci Music Trust was set up to support their work in schools and with young musicians. They also perform a number of school concerts each year supported by the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust.


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Carducci Quartet

An internationally renowned Anglo-Irish string quartet founded in 1997 and based in the UK, the versatile and award-winning Carducci String Quartet has performed everything from brand new quartets, classic works by Haydn, complete Shostakovich cycles, and even partnered with folk-rock icon Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull. The quartet has released a bevy of acclaimed recordings on their own label Carducci Classics, as well as Signum Classics. Their recordings of Philip Glass Quartets have had over six million plays on Spotify. Described by The Strad as presenting “a masterclass in unanimity of musical purpose, in which severity could melt seamlessly into charm, and drama into geniality”, the Carducci Quartet is recognised as one of today’s most successful string quartets. Performing over 90...
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An internationally renowned Anglo-Irish string quartet founded in 1997 and based in the UK, the versatile and award-winning Carducci String Quartet has performed everything from brand new quartets, classic works by Haydn, complete Shostakovich cycles, and even partnered with folk-rock icon Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull. The quartet has released a bevy of acclaimed recordings on their own label Carducci Classics, as well as Signum Classics. Their recordings of Philip Glass Quartets have had over six million plays on Spotify.
Described by The Strad as presenting “a masterclass in unanimity of musical purpose, in which severity could melt seamlessly into charm, and drama into geniality”, the Carducci Quartet is recognised as one of today’s most successful string quartets. Performing over 90 concerts worldwide each year, the quartet also run an annual festival in Highnam, Gloucester.
Described by The Strad as presenting “a masterclass in unanimity of musical purpose, in which severity could melt seamlessly into charm, and drama into geniality”, the Carducci Quartet is recognised as one of today’s most successful string quartets.

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Luister 10! ''Tempo music, vivacious and adequately written for a four strings combination.''
Luister, 02-11-2015

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