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Over to Neuss Germany this week for a chamber concert featuring The Ebène Quartet in music of Mozart, Borodin and Schubert. It was recorded on December 4, 2011 by WDR.
Hard to imagine the Ebène Quartet have only been together since 1999, as they sound like an ensemble who have been together for at least twice that long. They have been characterized in the press as "taking the music world by storm" and gaining a huge audience in the process.
The concert has been broken up between two players - the top player fetures the Mozart and Borodin and the bottom player features the Schubert.
For you note keepers:
wdr 3 Kammerkonzerte in NRW
wolfgang amadeus mozart: Divertimento Ddur KV 136
alexander borodin: Streichquartett Nr.2 Ddur
franz schubert: Quintett Cdur für zwei Violinen Viola und zwei Violoncelli D 956
Pierre Colombet · Violine
Gabriel Le Magadure · Violine
Mathieu Herzog · Viola
Raphaël Merlin · Violoncello
und Nicolas Altstaedt · Violoncello
Aufnahme vom 4. Dezember 2011 aus dem Zeughaus, Neuss
Since it is Anti-Road Rage Wednesday, I think it's a safe bet this one works for that.
Relax, the week is almost over.