Tuesday, 2 April 2019

All the rage: the Signum Quartet in Monte-Carlo

Signum Quartet, © JM Emportes

Signum Quartet

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

van Dijk:
'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'.

Op. 133:
'An impressively commanding Grosse Fuge, ending a tour de force of two mammoth quartets'.

Read my full review on Bachtrack here.

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