|Signum Quartet, © JM Emportes|
Friday 29 March, 2019
Musée Océanographique de Monaco, Monte-Carlo
Festival Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo
van Dijk, Matthijs (b.1983): (rage) rage against the
Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827): String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132
String Quartet No. 13 in B flat major, Op. 130 with
Grosse Fuge in B flat major, Op. 133
Schubert, Franz (1797-1828): Du bist die Ruh, D776, arr. van Dijk, Xandi
'A powerful workout for the intensely committed players'.
Beethoven Op. 132:
'The Signum Quartet's approach was bravely open, beginning with a bare, almost fragile pianissimo set of entries'.
'The intensity that the Signum Quartet gave to the suspensions that layer up brought the movement to a heart-stopping conclusion'.
'An impressively commanding Grosse Fuge, ending a tour de force of two mammoth quartets'.
Read my full review on Bachtrack here.