Vivere

Ragazze Quartet

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

 This is ‘Vivere’. Not exactly a cheerful disc – all three compositions refer in various ways todeath. This is reflected in the key (D minor is the key of death), in the opposite number of theMaiden, and finally even literally, in the fact that cellist Geneviève ‘dies’ before the end of thealbum. For us, however, to record this dramatic repertoire is to offer an ode to life. ‘Vivere’– for by listening to this sombre music one realises how wonderful life can be. Performed bythe Ragazze Quartet, four young women in the midst of life. 

Tracklist

1.
Quartet In D Minor, Opus 76, No. 2, Hoboken III: 76 'Fifths' Quartet /'Quintenquartett' - Allegro
07:02
2.
Quartet In D Minor, Opus 76, No. 2, Hoboken III: 76 'Fifths' Quartet /'Quintenquartett' - Andante O
05:07
3.
Quartet In D Minor, Opus 76, No. 2, Hoboken III: 76 'Fifths' Quartet /'Quintenquartett' - Menuetto:
03:02
4.
Quartet In D Minor, Opus 76, No. 2, Hoboken III: 76 'Fifths' Quartet /'Quintenquartett' - Finale: Vi
04:03
5.
Quartet In D Minor, D.810, 'Death And Maiden'/'Der Tod Und Das Madchen' - Allegro
11:31
6.
Quartet In D Minor, D.810, 'Death And Maiden'/'Der Tod Und Das Madchen' - Andante
13:06
7.
Quartet In D Minor, D.810, 'Death And Maiden'/'Der Tod Und Das Madchen' - Scherzo: Allegro Molto
04:04
8.
Quartet In D Minor, D.810, 'Death And Maiden'/'Der Tod Und Das Madchen' - Presto
09:12
9.
Huntig Quartet_Jagdquartett (3rd String Quartet; 2003)
11:00

Total time: 01:08:07

Additional information

Label

SKU

34613

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Cables

van den Hul T3 series

Digital Converters

Grimm A/D DSD / Meitner DA

Mastering Engineer

Jared Sacks

Mastering Equipment

B&W 803 diamond series

Microphones

Bruel & Kjaer, Schoeps

Mixing Board

Rens Heijnis custom design

Awards

Original Recording Format

Producer

Jared Sacks

Recording Engineer

Jared Sacks

Recording location

Doopgezinde Kerk, Deventer Holland 2012

Recording Software

Pyramix bij Merging

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Speakers

Audiolab, Holland

Release Date January 30, 2014

Press reviews

Audiophile Audition

The Ragazze Quartet plays with energy and conviction. (…)Both the Haydn and Schubert are very well-played. The Widmann is an interesting curiosity, and some will find it the best tracks on the disc (…)

De Volkskrant

(…) muzikaal pakken de Ragazze (‘meisjes’) de zaken doortastend aan (…) ze hebben lef (…) Haydn kussen de Ragazze speels tot leven. (…)

AllThingsStrings

Ragazze completely transform Haydn’s Op.76, No.2, and Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden”.They play the rests, they play the expressive markings with unusual fidelity, and they find new breath in themes that are too often rushed or merely stormed through. In Widmann, they are ferocious.

Opus Klassiek

(…) Gerenommeerde ensembles hebben deze bladzijden talloze malen vereeuwigd, dus wat willen die meiden nou eigenlijk? Ze willen hun gelijk. En dat krijgen ze. Niet door vlekkeloos gladgestreken spel, maar door muziekhonger. (…) U begrijpt het, dit is een ontroerende, provocerende, uitstekend gespeelde, voortreffelijk opgenomen cd. Laat die Ragazze maar lopen.

Het Parool

het resultaat mag er zijn. (…) ze spelen het mooi licht en stralend. (…)

Trouw 4 out of 5

Vier meiden en een boel muzikale energie! (…) Opvallend: de gelijkwaardigheid van de strijkers…. kleur en dynamiek worden democratisch uitgewerkt, met goed aanwezige middenstemmen.

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