What can you expect of this new album? Kindness, warmth, quiet calm – it is Haydn all over. Although the album title suggests a nature theme, just how green is Haydn’s music? Titles like Frog, bird, sunrise… Although Matangi zealously devotes itself to the composer’s sustainability, do not allow yourself to be hoodwinked by the names. Matangi Quartet gathers three String quartets (op. 76 No. 4, op. 50 No. 6, op. 33 No. 3) by Haydn on one CD, interprets them musically under aspects of nature and gives them subtitles as metaphors for specific musical figures: Sunrise, The Frog and The Bird.
The Dutch press wrote the following about this new album:
Four star review in Het Parool ****
“All pieces are equally beautiful and are performed in an equally exquisite manner. yet the slower parts stand out. These are always played untisentimentally, and are therefore even more touching [...] Highly recommended." - Erik Voermans - Parool
Four star review in De Volkskrant ****
"The past few years, the ensemble has nicely matured into a quartet with a balanced and homogeneous sound and a soul of its own." - Biëlla Luttmer - Volkskrant
The Matangi Quartet will present this album during a free concert in van Rhoon Castle (close to Rotterdam), on September, 15th at 16:00h. Besides that, the quartet will be performing at the Uitmarkt festival in Amsterdam this weekend!
30 aug: Caprera Bloemendaal. Combined program with Iris Hond
31 aug: Uitmarkt, Orgelpark. “Haydn’s nature”
31 aug: Uitmarkt, Concertgebouw. “Haydn’s nature”
1 sept: Uitmarkt, Vondelkerk. Part of the Bach Day
8 sept: Uitmarkt, den Haag. “Haydn’s nature”
15 sept: Festival de Basis, Utrecht. “Haydn’s nature”
18 sept: Walter Maas Huis, “Vakmanschap is meesterschap”
22 sept: Amstelkerk Amsterdam. “Vakmanschap is meesterschap”
28 sept: Orgelpark, Ives Festival
29 sept: Muziekgebouw aan het IJ. Première van "Mannen van Minsk", new kids show.
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