Already accumulating great acclaim, the Calidore String Quartet has released its first installment of the complete Beethoven String Quartets. This release of the Late Quartets represents a deep exploration into the composer's emotional complexity and ever relevant humanistic perspective. On this album are quartets Op. 127, 130, 131, 132, 133 Grosse Fuge, and 135.
Music@Menlo has announced the release of the LIVE 2018 recordings—Creative Capitals. A collection of live recordings highlighting performances from the 2018 Music@Menlo summer festival season, the sixteenth edition of Music@Menlo LIVE is available both online and in an eight-CD box set.
The title of Music@Menlo’s 2016 festival season, Russian Reflections, captures a variety of perspectives on this season’s programming—including the ways in which Russian history is vividly reflected in its music, the parallels between Russian musical works and their Western European counterparts, and the compelling theme of self-reflection in Russian music, art, and literature.
As BBC New Generation Artists from 2016-2018 we will produce many recordings for the BBC which will be aired internationally on BBC Radio 3 broadcasting. In addition, the BBC presents and records the Calidore in many of the major venues and festivals in the UK including a return to Wigmore Hall and a debut on the BBC Proms! We are also afforded the opportunity to record and perform with other New Generation Artists. It is an honor to join their roster that has also recognized many of our friends and mentors including the Quatuor Ebene, the Belcea Quartet, and the Danish String Quartet.
It was upon a young, as yet inexperienced composer, Jacques de la Presle, that the task would fall, on the front where he was holed up in a tunnel beneath the bombing, to demonstrate that music is more potent than death all around, ennui and hopelessness. On the side of the Tripe Alliance forces, the Austrian Ernst Toch as well took refuge in music to show forth his will to survive.