Pentatone Information has introduced the discharge of the Los Angeles-based Calder Quartet‘s new album: Beethoven Hillborg.
The disc options Beethoven’s String Quartets No. three in D Main Op. 18 No. three and No. 14 in C Sharp Minor Op. 131 – coupled with acclaimed Swedish composer Andrers Hillborg‘s (b. 1954) Kongsgaard Variations.
”The inspiration for this album arose from our nice love and admiration for Beethoven’s string quartets … as we skilled the enjoyment of performing the whole quartets, we skilled the unbelievable evolution that had occurred between his first quartet and Op. 131 … ” cellist Eric Bayers has advised The Violin Channel.
“The opposite quartet on this album is by our pal Anders Hillborg … ‘Kongsgaard Variations’ takes inspiration from a California wine which shows the Arietta theme from Beethoven’s final piano sonata Op. 111 on its label …” he has stated.
”We heard a sonic relationship between the openings of ‘Kongsgaard Variations’ and Op. 18 No. three in addition to a hyperlink to the variation motion of Op. 131, and we felt the three quartets complimented one another in a significant manner and took the listener on a memorable journey.”
Label: Pentatone Information
Report: April 26, 2019
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