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"Dieter Schnebel has written three works for string quartet -- the genre where the things we associate with the expression of civilized behavior were most concisely compressed, where living space was cultivated for sublime intimacy and the exchange of freedom-inspired ideas, where the craft of composition reached its finest efflorescence. Schnebel's dealings with the implications of this hallowed genre have brought forth quite distinctive works of art: all three are musical distillates with fully germinated seeds and novel offshoots.
Streichquartett Im Raum
('String Quartet In Space') was composed in 2005-06 and premiered by the Quatuor Diotima in February 2008. Taking the miniaturized proportions of Webern's music as his guide, he composed his five brief
('Pieces') for string quartet in 1954-55, a full half-century before his other two quartets. Schnebel's
Second String Quartet
was written in 2006-07 to satisfy a commission for a specific occasion: the 45th annual congress of the International Psychanalytical Association, held in Berlin in 2007. The vocal part -- assembled by Schnebel himself from phonemes, scraps of memory and exclamations -- can be performed either by the musicians or by additional actors. Sounds, motifs and motions, time-bound pathways in space, retrospective dependencies: such is the essence of the art of Dieter Schnebel. Katarin Rasinski, Michael Hirsch, vocals; Quatuor Diotima, Naaman Sluchin, violin; Yun-Peng Zhao, violin; Franck Chevalier, viola; Pierre Morlet, cello." Stereo/multichannel hybrid SACD that can be played on any CD player.
Index of Artists