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GEN 23835
EAN: 4260036258356
18.90 €

Johann Christian Bach (1735–1782) / Arr. Albert Meijns (1880–1969)  
Sinfonia in B-flat major, Op. 18, No. 2 (1774)
I. Allegro assai
II. Andante
III. Presto
Helena Cánovas i Parés (b. 1994)  
Ich träumte, dass ich in demselben Garten eingeschlafen war und den Atem von jemandem ...
Alexander Glazunov (1865–1936)  
Saxophone Quartet, Op. 109 (1932)
I. Allegro
II. Canzona variée, Andante
Variation I. L’istesso tempo
Variation II. Con anima
Variation III. À la Schumann, Grave
Variation IV. À la Chopin, Allegretto
Variation V. Scherzo, Presto
III. Finale, Allegro moderato
Konstantia Gourzi (b. 1962)  
Voyager 1, Op. 98 for saxophone quartet (2022)


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The CD Voyages by the young, internationally up-and-coming Eternum Quartet is a musical journey for saxophone quartet. It takes us from the great quartet of Alexander Glasunov to a Bach arrangement and two works written especially for the four young musicians. The GENUIN debut of the ensemble features two new works by composers Konstantia Gourzi and Helena Cánovas i Pares, which are ideally suited to the warm, chromatic sound of the Eternum Quartet: Gourzi’s Voyager 1 is a tribute to the space probe that has fired our imagination for the past 45 years. Cánovas’ composition is a journey into the vast interior of our dreams and desires. Exciting chamber music in unusual interpretations!

"Gourzi's work Voyager 1 allows the ensemble [...] to explore the soundscapes of a saxophone quartet, from quietly flat and movingly virtuosic, rhythmically characterized sections to short episodes determined only by soundless air noises." Review by Dr. Jan Kampmeier, November 14, 2023

DLF Kultur
Sylvia Systermans talks with Eternum Quartet about their debut Voyages in the broadcast Einstand from November 6, 2023.

Ö1/ORF Broadcast series Des Cis
"The quartet convinces with youthful freshness and a warm, chromatic sound." Broadcast from September 26, 2023

"The musicians of the Eternum Quartet interpret all this with a consecration that leaves nothing to be desired. They are unbeatable on the saxophone, whether soprano, alto, tenor or baritone, and this CD is a sonic feast." Review by Juan Carlos Tellechea, 26 September 2023