The award winning Cuarteto Quiroga, one of the boldest, most personal and individual quartet sounds of Europe’s newest string quartet generation, presents this highly profiled CD program which features a musical trip in four stages, to state and claim the aesthetical recuperation for performance practice of the very nature that constitutes string quartet as musical genre: Challenge. These four works are the Statement of three composers confronted with the Challenge of their time.The op.20 nr 2 was one of Haydn’s most interesting statements as a response to the challenge of integrating the old forms into a new style of music writing, to configure a new stylistic horizon.
Webern’s Langsamer Satz, the statement of a young composer facing the challenge of a musical language about to collapse. Here Webern is the keystone that leads into a fascinating solution, turn of a new era. His own Op.5 represents the Statement of what he himself saw later as the natural way of writing new music. Poetry and Culture of Composition combined in the most expressive minutes of quartet music ever written.
And finally, Giovanni Sollima, the voice that has stated a possible, brilliantly eclectic way of approaching the challenge of composition for a generation who cannot escape the mediatic influence of popular music.
Four musical Statements in the Statement of a quartet for our time who gives us in this first-recording a sharp, individual and bold reading of String Quartet as a cultural phenomenon: testimony of our european culture, challenge of our future ways.