With attractive but unconventional programmes Ragazze Quartet has come to be one of the most fresh and leading voices in the world of classical music. In innovative programmes it embarks on collaborations with the most original voices in theatre, dance and literature. With performances that speak to all senses they succeed in securing an audience for the rich classical music tradition. In this way they warm the hearts of both the die hard listener and the novice for the string quartet repertoire of the past and of our present day.Ragazze likes to join forces with young musicians and theatre makers just as with leading organisations such as Nationaal Dans Theater (NDT), the Kronos Quartet, Orkater and the Holland Festival. In addition, the quartet has taken over artistic leadership of chamber music festival September Me in Amersfoort.Ragazze is a permanent artist with CD label Channel Classics and has released no fewer than five CDs with them already: ‘Vivere’, ‘Česko’, ‘FourFourThree’,’Spiegel’and ‘Bartók Bound’.
Rosa Arnold – violin, Jeanita Vriens – van Tongeren – violin,
Annemijn Bergkotte – viola, Rebecca Wise – cello
For the coming years we’ve declared ourselves Bartók Bound. We delve deep into his music and present his quartets in all sorts of ways and all kinds of programmes. This album is the first testimony.
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Two works from the very heart of the string quartet repertoire, and related to one another in a special way. Mendelssohn wrote his string quartet a few months after Beethoven’s death and it clearly shows that he was strongly inspired by Beethoven’s late string quartets, specifically his opus 132. The two works seem to us to be a diptych; they mirror one another. You can order Spiegel by sending an e-mail to email@example.com (18 euros plus shipping). Or via www.channelclassics.com or iTunes
A modern song cycle with singer Nora Fischer and drummer Remco Menting written by Morris Kliphuis (music) and Lucky Fonz III (lyrics), via Excelsior Recordings. The album is inspired by the every day life of the writers and performers. All of the same genearation, they have grown up with internet, social media, smartphones and always being available. You can order by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (15 euros plus shipping) or download this album via Itunes.
Four four three is our third cd with Channel Classics Records! After our earlier more classical oriented cds, for this release we collaborated with two ensembles from different fields. Slagwerk Den Haag with its contemporary sounds and the unusual jazz-trio Kapok.
Our second CD with Channel Classics is Česko! On Česko we go on a musical journey across Europe to the extraordinary land of Bohemia, the homeland of two composers we have come to love so much: Dvořák and Schulhoff.
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