12 May 2016

Horațiu Rădulescu ~~ String quartet no. 4 ~~ Asasello Quartet; Cologne, 3rd May 2016


Rădulescu's fourth quartet is one of the more radical spectral pieces; it's for nine string quartets, one of which plays live, with the remaining quartets played back from recordings from different locations in the hall. The idea is to explore the harmonic spectrum, and to allow the audience to experience new spectra as the sounds criss-cross, interact and interfere.

The extent to which this is achieved is debatable, but a performance is undoubtedly an enthralling experience. A recording can only hint at this, but here is a recording from Colognes' Acht Brücken festival by the Asasello Quartet, from earlier this month.

Horațiu Rădulescu:

infinite to be cannot be infinite, infinite anti-be could be infinite (infinit a fi nu poate fi infinit) op. 33 (1976; rev. 1987) - fourth string quartet for nine string quartets

Asasello Quartet
Trinitatiskirche, Cologne; 3rd May 2016

8 comments:

Tantris said...

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Dark Matter said...


@Tantris:

Good to see this spectral piece posted! Radalescu is a
radical treat. Good post as always, Tantris! Thanks!

Miloš Latislav said...

Tantris, any chance you can list musicians in your posts? I really would like to know who is playing what before I will decide to download...

Tantris said...

Milos - the concert is listed here;

http://www.achtbruecken.de/de/programm/asasello-quartett-radulescu/116907

The musicians in the Asasello Quartet are;

ROSTISLAV KOZHEVNIKOV | Violine
BARBARA KUSTER | Violine
JUSTYNA ŚLIWA | Viola
TEEMU MYÖHÄNEN | Violoncello

-- T

Deocliciano Okssipin Vieira, aka Ochyming said...

Thank you VERY much!

Robert said...

Hi Thanks so much for posting this but the link to he first part is invalid

montielster said...

hi there! Seems that the link for the first part is not working.

Tantris said...

OK - here are fresh links;

RadSQ4_1
RadSQ4_2
RadSQ4_3

Let us know what you think of the music and performance.