Chopin: Famous Works Stradivari Quartett

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Label: Prospero Classical

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Chamber Music

Artist: Stradivari Quartett

Composer: Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)

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  • Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849):
  • 1Waltzes, Op. 34: No. 2 in A minor (Arranged for string quartet by Dave Scherler)06:31
  • 2Waltzes, Op. 64: No. 2 in C-sharp minor (Arranged for string quartet by Dave Scherler)04:27
  • 3Nocturnes, Op. 27: No. 2 in D-flat major (Arranged for string quartet by Dave Scherler)07:03
  • 4Waltzes, Op. 64: Nor. 1 in A-flat major (Arranged for string quartet by Dave Scherler)02:16
  • 5Préludes, Op. 28: No. 15 in D-flat major (Arranged for string quartet by Dave Scherler)06:11
  • 6Ecossaises, Op. posth. 72: No. 3 in D major (Arranged for string quartet by Dave Scherler)02:32
  • 7Nocturnes, Op. 48: No. 1 in C minor (Arranged for string quartet by Dave Scherler)07:12
  • 8Mazurkas Op. 68: No. 2 in A minor (Arranged for string quartet by Dave Scherler)02:47
  • 9Mazurkas, Op. 68: No. 3 in F major (Arranged for string quartet by Dave Scherler)01:46
  • 10Impromptus Op. 66: No. 4 in C-sharp minor ("Fantaisie-Impromptu", arranged for string quartet by Dave Scherler)05:55
  • 11Waltzes, Op. 69: No. 1 in A-flat major (Arranged for string quartet by Dave Scherler)05:18
  • 12Préludes, Op. 28: No. 6 in B minor (Arranged for string quartet by Dave Scherler)02:26
  • 13Préludes, Op. 28: No. 7 in A major (Arranged for string quartet by Dave Scherler)01:03
  • Total Runtime55:27

Info for Chopin: Famous Works

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) - hardly any other composer's name is so closely and almost exclusively associated with a single instrument as this one. Chopin is a synonym for romantic piano music of the highest quality. His piano playing and his work as a teacher were regarded as exceptional because of the expansion and exploitation of the technical and tonal possibilities of the instrument, the sensitivity of the touch, the innovations in the use of the pedals and in fingering. It seems presumptuous to have a string quartet interpret the works of precisely this composer, which are so strongly oriented towards pianistic conditions and possibilities. And yet the Swiss arranger, composer and jazz pianist Dave Scherler has taken this risk. For the Stradivari Quartet he has arranged some of Chopin's most famous works for string quartet. These include such well-known pieces as the "Fantaisie Impromptu", the Nocturne in D flat major, Op. 27/2, as well as numerous waltzes and mazurkas. The result works amazingly well. The rhythmically and harmonically complex music with its exuberant wealth of ideas is convincing and captivates even when played by string instruments. The instruments used certainly contribute to this impression, all string instruments from the manufactory of the famous Antonio Stradivari, including the violin "King George 1710" or the famous cello "Bonamy-Suggia 1717".

Stradivari Quartett

Stradivari Quartett
Seit seinem Debüt in der Zürcher Tonhalle im September 2007 hat sich das Stradivari Quartett zu einem der führenden Schweizer Streichquartett-Ensembles entwickelt. Jährliche Tourneen führen das junge Ensemble um die ganze Welt. Auftritte in der Wigmore Hall London, im Metropolitan Museum New York, der Kioi Hall Tokyo, der Shanghai Oriental Hall, dem National Center for Performing Arts Beijing ebenso wie Einladungen zu bedeutenden Festivals wie dem Lucerne Festival, dem Kissinger Sommer oder dem Rheingau Musikfestival bilden den Schwerpunkt einer vielseitigen Tätigkeit. Die Mitglieder spielen auf Instrumenten des italienischen Geigenbauers Antonio Stradivari, zur Verfügung gestellt von der Habisreutinger Stiftung.

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