Country : Canada (Quebec) Label : ATMA Classique Genres and styles : Classical Year : 2020
Quatuor Vox Populi

Mozart – Beethoven : Adagio et Fugue | Quatuor opus 132

· by Alexandre Villemaire

Wearing the hats of both an internationally renowned instrumental ensemble and an organization well known for its thematic concerts (Concerts Voxpopuli), the Voxpopuli Quartet delivers on its first album, with sensitivity and accuracy, personal works from two great German masters. The brief Adagio and Fugue in C minor K. 546 is a contrapuntal exercise dating from 1783, with a dramatic rendering. Completed in 1825, at a time when Beethoven had been very ill, the String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132 is characterized by its third movement divided into five sections, a mini-quartet within the work. The feeling of recollection and fullness that emerges from it constitutes one of the “summits” of music. Composed of violinists Antoine Bareil and Uliana Drugova, violist Amina Myriam Tebini, and cellist Ioav Bronchti, the Voxpopuli Quartet is an ensemble whose instrumental playing, treatment of melodic lines, dynamics and sonority reflect the quality and perceptible cooperation of the performers: refined and dynamic.

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