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Klenke Quartett: Ravel, Schulhoff & Erkin

Author: Accentus Music

On 24 May, Accentus Music releases Klenke Quartett's captivating album blending avant-garde with folk melodies by Ravel, Schulhoff, and Erkin.

  • Klenke Quartett: Ravel, Schulhoff & Erkin | Copyright: © Accentus Music

    Klenke Quartett: Ravel, Schulhoff & Erkin © Accentus Music

  • Klenke Quartett | Copyright: © Uwe Arens

    Klenke Quartett © Uwe Arens

On this new recording, the Klenke Quartett enter a unique and fascinating musical field of contrasts between compositional avant-gardism and a return to folk melodies and native roots with string quartets by Maurice Ravel, Erwin Schulhoff and Ulvi Cemal Erkin. All three composers were very aware of their musical origins and incorporated them into their works in their own unique way.

In Erwin Schulhoff's 5 Pieces for String Quartet, you can hear echoes of waltzes, as well as tangos, and tarantellas. In his string quartet, Ulvi Cemal Erkin creates a cosmos of Turkish tradition paired with cosmopolitanism and combines the rhythmic-melodic elements of Turkish folk music with classical Western European compositional art, as he had studied it in Paris. With his string quartet, Maurice Ravel creates an innovative work within traditional forms that is unparalleled in its richness of detail, luminosity, and variety.

A programme of the heart for the musicians of the Klenke Quartett, for whom the music of the early 20th century has always exerted a great attraction and which they regularly present in their concerts. "It is the personal, sensitive, intimate level of the compositions that inspires us and infuses our very own approach to this music," says Annegret Klenke. A passion that shines through in every note of this recording.

Klenke Quartett
Annegret Klenke, violin
Beate Hartmann, violin
Yvonne Uhlemann, viola
Ruth Kaltenhäuser, cello

A production of Accentus Music.

ACC30607
EAN: 4260234833171

Available worldwide from 24 May 2024.

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