Poétiques de l'instant II: Ravel & Mantovani Quatuor Voce

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Label: Alpha Classics

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Chamber Music

Artist: Quatuor Voce

Composer: Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), Bruno Mantovani (1974)

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  • Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937): String Quartet in F Major, M. 35:
  • 1Ravel: String Quartet in F Major, M. 35: I. Allegro moderato08:10
  • 2Ravel: String Quartet in F Major, M. 35: II. Assez vif. Très rythmé06:29
  • 3Ravel: String Quartet in F Major, M. 35: III. Très lent08:25
  • 4Ravel: String Quartet in F Major, M. 35: IV. Vif et agité05:15
  • Ma mère l'Oye, M. 77 (Transcription for septet by Emmanuel Ceysson):
  • 5Ravel: Ma mère l'Oye, M. 77 (Transcription for septet by Emmanuel Ceysson): I. Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant01:31
  • 6Ravel: Ma mère l'Oye, M. 77 (Transcription for septet by Emmanuel Ceysson): II. Petit Poucet03:06
  • Ma mère l'Oye, M. 77:
  • 7Ravel: Ma mère l'Oye, M. 77: III. Laideronnette, Impératrice des pagodes03:26
  • Ma mère l'Oye, M. 77 (Transcription for septet by Emmanuel Ceysson):
  • 8Ravel: Ma mère l'Oye, M. 77 (Transcription for septet by Emmanuel Ceysson): IV. Les entretiens de la Belle et de la Bête04:17
  • 9Ravel: Ma mère l'Oye, M. 77 (Transcription for septet by Emmanuel Ceysson): V. Le jardin féerique03:26
  • Bruno Mantovani (b. 1974): String Quartet No. 5:
  • 10Mantovani: String Quartet No. 510:27
  • Maurice Ravel: Introduction et Allegro, M. 46:
  • 11Ravel: Introduction et Allegro, M. 4610:46
  • Total Runtime01:05:18

Info for Poétiques de l'instant II: Ravel & Mantovani

This second installment of our long-term project Poétiques de l’Instant (Poetry of the Moment) combines two masterly string quartets with a range of other instrumental colours, unpublished transcriptions and first performances. Alongside the famous Quartet by Ravel, the Voce Quartet have commissioned a new quartet from Bruno Mantovani – his fifth - which develops around a crucial note in Ravel’s Quartet. They have also drawn on the multiple talents of harpist Emmanuel Ceysson, who enhances the programme with a magical chamber transcription of Ravel’s famous Mother Goose suite. For this arrangement, as well as for Ravel’s equally superb Introduction and Allegro for septet, the Quatuor Voce are joined by three outstanding artists: flautist Juliette Hurel, clarinettist Rémi Delangle and harpist Emmanuel Ceysson.

Juliette Hurel, flute (tracks 5-9, 11)
Rémi Delangle, clarinet (tracks 5-9, 11)
Emmanuel Ceysson, harp (tracks 5-9, 11)
Quatuor Voce:
Sarah Dayan, violin
Cécile Roubin, violin
Guillaume Becker, viola
Lydia Shelley, violoncello

Quatuor Voce
“One of the best French quartets I have heard for some years (...). The Quatuor Voce has every quality that goes to make a good quartet: refinement, beautiful tone, excellent ensemble, precise chording, fine rhythm and loads of character.” Tully Potter, The Strad

In only a few years the Quatuor Voce has received numerous prizes in international competitions, most notably Geneva, Cremona, Vienna, Bordeaux, Graz, London and Reggio Emilia. Giving concerts worldwide, the quartet also works regularly with many outstanding artists such as Yuri Bashmet, Gary Hoffman, Nobuko Imai, Bertrand Chamayou, David Kadouch, Juliane Banse...

Following a nomination from the Cité de la Musique in Paris, the European Chamber Hall Organisation (ECHO) has named the quartet as Rising Stars for the 2013-2014 season.

Since its debut in 2004, the Quatuor Voce has been committed to championing the great repertoire for string quartet, seeking guidance from some of its leading exponents (the Ysaÿe Quartet, Günter Pichler, Eberhard Feltz).

Dedicating its first CD release to the music of Schubert, the recording was the critic’s choice in The Strad and was given 'ffff' in Télérama.

Open to the diverse influences of the world which surrounds them, the Voce regularly work closely on new commissions from modern day composers - Bacri, Cresta, Finzi, Markéas, Mantovani, Moultaka, Looten... Their curiosity has lead them to experiment with different forms of concert performance : they give their voice to silent movies from W. F. Murnau to B. Keaton, and share their universe with such diverse personalities as the musicologist Bernard Fournier, the singer and guitarist -M-, the Canadian singer Kyrie Kristmanson, and choreographer Thomas Lebrun.

At the heart of the quartet is a strong desire to transfer their experience, be it teaching younger quartets or encouraging amateur players on music courses.

Since its creation the Quatuor Voce has benefited from the support of numerous organisations, most notably ProQuartet CEMC, the Théâtre de la Cité Internationale, the Fondation Banque Populaire, the Académie Musicale de Villecroze, the Instituto Albéniz in Madrid, and the Fondation Charles Oulmont.

Sarah Dayan plays on a violin by Stefano Scarampella (1888), Cécile Roubin a violin by Francis Kuttner (2010), Guillaume Becker a viola by Aymeric Guillard (2005) and Lydia Shelley a cello by Bernard Simon Fendt (1830).

Booklet for Poétiques de l'instant II: Ravel & Mantovani

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