Released: 25 August 2017

Reference: AP154

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Recorded by Little Tribeca in Paris in June 2015
Artistic direction and post-production: Émilie Ruby
Sound engineering: Émilie Ruby and Ignace Hauville


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Released: 25 August 2017

Reference: AP154

Tchaikovsky: String Quartet No.1, Souvenir de Florence




After an audacious first-record dedicated to Webern, Beethoven and Yun, the young musicians of the Novus Quartet interpret with passion two essential works of Tchaikovsky's chamber music: the First Quartet and the Sextuor "Souvenir de Florence" - for this work, the musicians are joined by two guests, cellist Ophélie Gaillard and violist Lise Berthaud. These two works, which are like milestones in the career of the Russian composer (the first is written in 1871, the second in 1887), show Tchaikovsky's inclination for popular melodies. Clarity and technique serving musical expression, the fiery strings of the Novus Quartet spread a warm sound that impresses by its homogeneity, intensely invites to melancholy in slow movements, and fully transcribed the exaltation of Tchaikovsky's poetic universe.


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L'interprétation de ces deux oeuvres est lumineuse.

Ces mousquetaires asiatiques signent par leur engagement et leur justesse agogique leur meilleur album. ClassiqueNews

Tschaikowskys bereits 1871 entstandenes 1. Streichquartett interpretieren die vier jungen Musiker des Novus Quartetts auf gleich hohem Niveau: Das eingängige, herrliche Andante cantabile (2. Satz) spielen sie mit Noblesse und so schwärmerischem Ausdruck, dass man es gleich noch einmal hören möchte. Tageblatt


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
String Quartet no.1 in D major, op.11
1. Moderato e simplice
2. Andante cantabile
3. Scherzo. Allegro non tanto e con fuoco
4. Finale. Allegro giusto

String Sextet in D minor « Souvenir de Florence », op.70
5. Allegro con spirito
6. Adagio cantabile e con moto
7. Allegretto moderato
8. Allegro vivace

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