Arditti Quartet & Thomas Selditz & Valentin Erben
Strijksextet nr 1 in Bes, opus 18 Johannes Brahms
Streichsextett, opus 4, Verklärte Nacht Arnold Schönberg
Grave (In Memoriam Thomas Kakuska) Wolfgang Rihm
ensemble Arditti Quartet
violin Irvine Arditti , Ashot Sarkissjan
viola Thomas Selditz , Ralf Ehlers
cello Lucas Fels , Valentin Erben
introduction Piet De Volder . 7.15pm . Bar De Kunsthaven
€20, €15 / €15, €10 (-25/65+) / €8 (-19 jaar) Blue Hall deSingel Antwerp
The players of the Arditti Quartet are unrivalled in the field of contemporary quartet music. The fact that they also have romanticism running through their veins is proven in this unique concert. Together with Thomas Selditz (viola) and Valentin Erben (cello), they position their bows for two full-blooded romantic string sextets. Brahms, one of the first to compose in this genre, took a chance when he created a sextet with such a dark sounding colour and symphonic weight. Thanks to the markedly lyrical character and the infectious dance rhythms, Brahms' First String Sextet immediately found favour with the public. By contrast, Schoenberg's String Sextet 'Verklärte Nacht', based on the poem of the same name by Richard Dehmel, did not meet with the same enthusiasm. At the première in 1902, the public reacted in desperation and the press too was aghast. They were particularly offened by the erotic undertone of the poem set very visually to music by Schoenberg with sensual harmonies and lovelorn chromaticism. The Arditti quartet also plays the moving 'Grave' by Wolfgang Rihm, written in response to the death of Thomas Kakuska, the former violist of the Alban Berg Quartet, in 2005.
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Patrick Mertens Het Arditti kwartet is duidelijk thuis in het moderne werk, dat was te horen in Wolfgang Rihm. De 2 sextetten kunnen op 3 manieren georganiseerd worden .Een afgeslankt kamerorkest, een ensemble met wisselende samenstelling of een uitgebreid kwartet. Voorwaarde voor de laatste keuze is dat je ervaren kamermuzikanten hebt van hetzelfde niveau. Dit was duidelijk het geval in het voortreffelijk gebalanceerd sextet van Brahms. Hoogtepunt was de verklaerte nacht van Schoenberg . Umlauten geven een probleem hier. Wat een betoverende sonoriteit, een kolfje naar de hand van Arditti, Selditz en Erben.
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