Golden Oldies – More Favourite Encores Brodsky Quartet with Laura van der Heijden, Julian Jacobsen
Subgenre: Chamber Music
Artist: Brodsky Quartet with Laura van der Heijden, Julian Jacobsen
Composer: Claude Debussy (1862-1918), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Gabriel Fauré (1945-1924), Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975), Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921), Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978), Edward Elgar (1857-1934), Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827), Erik Satie (1866-1925)
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- Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918): Deuxième Arabesque from Deux Arabesques:
- 1Debussy: Deuxième Arabesque from Deux Arabesques04:01
- Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Prelude X, BWV 855:
- 2Bach: Prelude X, BWV 85502:52
- Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924): Trois mélodies, Op. 7:
- 3Fauré: Trois mélodies, Op. 7: No. 1, Après un rêve, Op.7 No. 1 (Arr. for String Quartet by Paul Cassidy)03:25
- Dimitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975): Elegy:
- 4Shostakovich: Elegy02:31
- 5Shostakovich: Polka01:34
- Claude Debussy: Prélude VI:
- 6Debussy: Prélude VI04:05
- Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921): Les Cygnes:
- 7Saint-Saëns: Les Cygnes02:52
- Aram Khachaturian (1903 - 1978): Sabre Dance (Arr. for String Quartet by Andrew Haveron):
- 8Khachaturian: Sabre Dance (Arr. for String Quartet by Andrew Haveron)02:39
- Edward Elgar (1857 - 1934): Adieu:
- 9Elgar: Adieu02:40
- Claude Debussy: Première Arabesque from Deux Arabesques:
- 10Debussy: Première Arabesque from Deux Arabesques05:15
- Ludvig van Beethoven 1770 - 1827): Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight":
- 11Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight": I. Adagio sostenuto (Arr. for String Quartet by Paul Cassidy)06:43
- Erik Satie (1866 - 1925): Gnossiennes, IES 24:
- 12Satie: Gnossiennes, IES 24: I. Lent (Arr. for String Quartet by Krysia Osostowicz)03:28
- Gnossienne No. 2:
- 13Satie: Gnossienne No. 201:51
- Gnossienne No. 6:
- 14Satie: Gnossienne No. 601:33
- Scott Joplin (1868 - 1917): Solace "A Mesican Serenade":
- 15Joplin: Solace "A Mesican Serenade"07:05
- Francis Poulenc (1899 - 1963): Prélude:
- 16Poulenc: Prélude02:16
- Claude Debussy: Prélude IX:
- 17Debussy: Prélude IX02:48
- Pablo Casals (1876 - 1973): El cant dels ocells:
- 18Casals: El cant dels ocells04:50
- Antonio Bazzini (1818 - 1897): La Ronde des lutins, Op. 25:
- 19Bazzini: La Ronde des lutins, Op. 25: La ronde des lutins, Op. 2505:27
- Isidora Žebeljan (1967 - 2020): An Intimate Letter from the Judean Desert:
- 20Žebeljan: An Intimate Letter from the Judean Desert03:02
Info for Golden Oldies – More Favourite Encores
Since its formation in 1972 the Brodsky Quartet has performed more than 3000 concerts on the major concert stages of the world and has released more than seventy recordings. A natural curiosity and insatiable desire to explore have propelled the group in many artistic directions and continue to ensure it not only a place at the very forefront of the international chamber music scene but also a rich and varied musical existence.
The cellist, Jacqueline Thomas, writes: ‘The Brodsky Quartet celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2022. Looking back, I find it wonderful that ten- and twelve-year-olds were already infused with passion and with a belief in the longevity that is now playing out. Two of us remain from the beginning; one joined as we turned professional, forty years ago, and our new fourth member has trodden her own similar path in the endlessly fulfilling life that is the string quartet. It has become something of a tradition that we release a compilation disc once every ten years, and so now, in our Golden Anniversary year, we have assembled a playlist from past and new arrangements, taking inspiration from the old days and even revamping some of our childhood efforts.’
Since forming in 1972, the Brodsky Quartet have performed over 3,000 concerts on the major stages of the world and have released more than 60 recordings. A natural curiosity and an insatiable desire to explore has propelled the group in a number of artistic directions and continues to ensure them not only a prominent presence on the international chamber music scene, but also a rich and varied musical existence. Their energy and craftsmanship have attracted numerous awards and accolades worldwide, while their ongoing educational work provides a vehicle to pass on experience and stay in touch with the next generation.
Throughout their career of almost 50 years, the Brodsky Quartet have enjoyed a busy international performing schedule, and have extensively toured the major festivals and venues throughout Australasia, North and South America, Asia, South Africa and Europe, as well as in the UK, where the quartet is based. The quartet are also regularly recorded for television and radio with their performances broadcast worldwide.
Over the years, the Brodsky Quartet have undertaken numerous performances of the complete cycles of quartets by Schubert, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Britten, Schoenberg, Zemlinsky, Webern and Bartok. It is, however, the complete Shostakovich cycle that has now become synonymous with their name: their 2012 London performance of the cycle resulted in their taking the prestigious title ‘Artistic Associate’ at London’s Kings Place and, in October 2016, releasing their second recording of the cycle, this time live from the Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam.
The Brodsky Quartet have always had a busy recording career and currently enjoy an exclusive and fruitful relationship with Chandos Records. Releases on the label include ‘Petits Fours’, a celebratory album of ‘Encore’ pieces arranged exclusively by the quartet for their 40th anniversary; a Debussy compilation; ‘In the South’, featuring works by Verdi, Paganini, Wolf and Puccini; ‘New World Quartets’, comprising works by Dvorak, Copland, Gershwin and Brubeck; the quartets of Zemlinsky, including the world premiere recording of his unpublished early quartet; two Brahms discs, featuring the iconic Piano and Clarinet Quintets; the Shostakovich Complete Quartets. For Beethoven’s 250th anniversary year they have released a highly acclaimed box set of the late quartets.
As well as partnering many top classical artists for their performances and recordings, the quartet have made musical history with ground-breaking collaborations with some of the world’s leading artists across many genres and have commissioned and championed many of the world’s most respected composers.
Awards for recordings include the Diapason D'Or and the CHOC du Monde de la Musique and the Brodsky Quartet have received a Royal Philharmonic Society Award for their outstanding contribution to innovation in programming.
The quartet have taught at many international chamber music courses and have held residencies in several music institutes including, at the start of their career, the first such post at the University of Cambridge and latterly at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where they are visiting International Fellows in Chamber Music. They were awarded Honorary Doctorates by the University of Kent and an Honorary Fellowship at the University of Teesside, where they were founded.
The quartet took their name from the great Russian violinist Adolf Brodsky, the dedicatee of Tchaikovsky's violin concerto and a passionate chamber musician. Krysia Osostowicz plays a violin made by Francesco Gofriller, 1720; Ian Belton’s violin is by Giovanni Paolo Maggini, c.1615. Paul Cassidy plays on La Delfina viola, c.1720, courtesy of Sra. Delfina Entrecanales and Jacqueline Thomas’s cello is by Thomas Perry of Dublin, 1785.