Ragazze Quartet
Ragazze Quartet plays both classical and modern string quartet repertoire: inspired and on the highest level. With attractive but unconventional programmes the quartet has come to be one of the most fresh and leading voices in the world of classical music.
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Back to Basics
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SAT 04 MAR, 8:15pm
Kunstfort / Vijfhuizen / NL
FRI 10 MAR, 8:15pm
Seinconcerten / Hilversum / NL
THU 23 MAR, 8:15pm
SPOT / Groningen / NL
FRI 24 MAR, 8:30pm
Theater Ludens / Voorburg / NL
SUN 26 MAR, 3:00pm
Klassiek in t Veen / Valthermond / NL
FRI 31 MAR, 8:15pm
Abdijconcerten / Aduard / NL
TUE 04 APR, 8:15pm
De Doelen / Rotterdam / NL
FRI 14 APR, 8:00pm
Jheronimus Bosch Art Center / Den Bosch / NL
FRI 21 APR, 8:15pm
Appassionata / Leeuwarden / NL
SAT 13 MAY, 8:00pm
IJsseldijkkerk / Krimpen aan de IJssel / NL
SUN 18 JUN, 2:30PM
St Magnus International Festival / Orkney / SCH
Breathtakingly beautiful music

The pure string quartet programme Back to Basics is a concert full of breathtakingly beautiful music. With this programme the Ragazze Quartet returns to their roots, and tells you why they find these quartets so indescribably beautiful. But also why they play together day after day after day and what their dreams for the future are.


In 2014 the Ragazze made a similar programme with writer and director Koos Terpstra, where they gave their audience an intimate behind-the-scenes of their professional practice. This collaboration gets a follow-up in Back to Basics, where the quartet once again takes a moment to step back and question themselves about the bigger scheme of their career.


Back to Basics contains two pieces that were important at the beginning of Ragazzes journey. Mozart’s ‘Spring’ Quartet they studied years ago at the Dutch National String Quartet Academy and Schuberts ‘Death and the Maiden’ was recorded on their debut album with their label Channel Classics. In between they play the captivating fourth string quartet by Jörg Widmann

String quartet no.14 ’Spring’ KV387

Jörg Widmann
String quartet no. 4
F. Schubert
Death and the Maiden
Koos Terpstra