The Arditti Quartet - preeminent ensemble on the Contemporary scene.

The Arditti Quartet And The Bamberg Symphony In Music Of Adamek, Jarrell And Berg – 2014 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

The Arditti Quartet - preeminent ensemble on the Contemporary scene.

The Arditti Quartet – preeminent ensemble on the Contemporary scene.

. . .or click on the link here for Audio Player – Bamberg Symphony, Jonathan Nott – Arditti Quartet – Laura Aikin, Soprano – In concert from October 3, 2014 – Radio France Musique

Something contemporary this week for a change. Recorded during the recent Contemporary Music Festival in Strasbourg, the visiting Bamberg Symphony, conducted by Jonathan Nott is joined by the Arditti Quartet as well as Laura Aikin, soprano in music of Ondrei Adamek, Michael Jarrell and Alban Berg.

It may not constitute Anti-Road Rage Wednesday Music and it may not appeal to some of you, but it is an interesting concert featuring two contemporary composers who have been getting some notice of late, coupled with one of the pioneers of Contemporary Music, Alban Berg.

Here’s what’s on the player – coming in just a little under 90 minutes.

1. Ondrej Adamek (né en 1979)
Endless Steps (2006-2008, création française)
Orchestre Symphonique de Bamberg
Jonathan Nott, direction

2. Michael Jarrell (né en 1958)
Spuren (Nachlese VII) (2014, création mondiale)
Quatuor Arditti
Irvine Arditti, Ashot Sarkissjan, violons
Ralf Ehlers, alto
Lucas Fels, violoncelle
Orchestre Symphonique de Bamberg
Jonathan Nott, direction

3 Alban Berg (1885-1935)
Lulu Suite (1934) – I. Rondo et Hymne, II. Ostinato, III. Lied de Lulu, IV. Variations, V. Adagio
Laura Aikin, soprano
Orchestre Symphonique de Bamberg
Jonathan Nott, direction

4 Alban Berg (1885-1935)
Die Nachtigall (extrait des Sieben frühe Lieder)
Laura Aikin, soprano
Orchestre Symphonique de Bamberg
Jonathan Nott, direction

Contemporary Music isn’t for everybody. But in all fairness, if you’re not familiar with it, or haven’t heard it you can’t really form an opinion. And the reason Past Daily exists is to give people a chance to listen to things they may not be familiar with to figure out for themselves if they like it or not. This may have hit the chord you’ve been looking for all your life – or it may not. You’ll never know unless you keep an open mind and give a listen. Fair enough?

Hit play and come back next week, or stick around.

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1 Response

  1. fremaux123 says:

    Looking forward to discovering this promising and rare program ! THX Gordon.