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Recorded by Little Tribeca at the Église de Bon Secours (Paris) in September 2017
Artistic direction, sound engineering, editing and mastering : Maximilien Ciup
Released: 18 January 2019
Berg – Schubert
Inspired by the black aura of Romanticism, Novus Quartet’s new disc brings together two major works from the Romantic repertoire. The finest Korean musicians put their virtuosity in the service of Schubert’s moving Death and the Maiden and Berg’s Lyrical Suite. In their own way, these works proceed to the encryption of the feeling of love. It is not a question of hiding it but of expressing it more powerfully than with words. And the intermingling of reminiscences weaves an irresistible poetic discourse – Schubert quoting one of his Lieder and Berg as homage to Zemlinsky’s Symphonie Lyrique. A record that once again allows this captivating quartet to hear the full extent of his talents in romantic music, from the dawn of the period until his last fires. They literally thrive in this repertoire!
In the press
D’une virtuosité collective hallucinante, le Novus Quartet offre la plénitude de la partition de Berg à tous les niveaux.
Pierre Gervasoni - Le Monde
The image of Berg is caught halfway between Schubert and Ligeti, just where he belongs.
Alban Berg (1885-1935)
1. Allegretto gioviale
2. Andante amoroso
3. Allegro misterioso – Trio estatico
4. Adagio appassionato
5. Presto delirando – Tenebroso
6. Largo desolato
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
String Quartet no.14 in D minor, D 810 “Death and the Maiden”
8. Andante con moto
9. Scherzo: Allegro molto – Trio