Newstalgia Mid-Week Concert - The Colmar Chamber Festival - 2010


Over to the Alsace region of France for a concert from the 2010 Colmar Chamber Music Festival (Les Musicales de Colmar), featuring the Atrium Quartet, assisted by a star-studded cast of friends (see list below). Since the theme of this festival was Music from The Viennese School, this concert is devoted to music of Schubert, Gustav Mahler (as arranged by his friend Arnold Schoenberg) and Arnold Schoenberg. The concert was recorded by Radio France on May 13th of 2010. As always, the concerts presented by Radio France are wonderful, not only for the repertoire but the great job the recording team do. A little over an hour, it's a rather short concert so it all fits on one player.

The list of pieces and the extensive list of players is posted below:

Les Musicales de Colmar : Schubert, Mahler, Schoenberg

Franz Schubert
Quatuor N°12 en Ut mineur D.703 (1820)*

Gustav Mahler & Arnold Schoenberg, Transcription
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (1884,1896) **

Arnold Schoenberg
La nuit transfigurée Op.4 (1899) ***

Quatuor Atrium*

Clémentine Margaine, Soprano**
Sébastian Jacot, Flute**
Romain Guyot, Clarinette**
Stephan Fougeroux, Percussions**
Alexander Melnikov, Piano**
Jeremy Menuhin, Piano**
Ilya Gringolts, Violon ** ***
Hagai Shaham, Violon**
Maxim Rysanov, alto** ***
Marc Coppey, Violoncelle ** ***
Niek De Groot, Contrebasse**
Liana Gourdjia, Violon***
Sylvia Simionescu, Alto***
Antonio Meneses, Violoncelle***
Concert donné le 13 mai 2010 au Théâtre Municipal de Colmar dans le cadre du Festival de Musique de Chambre.

Since it is Wednesday (in case you forgot, since Monday was a holiday), it's your weekly dose of Anti-Road Rage. A great concert with a pretty spectacular batch of folks. So calming down is a given.



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