OUT NOW | DaPonte Quartet’s New CD: ‘Pathways to Healing: Music of Beethoven & Mendelssohn’ [LISTEN]

Centaur Records has announced the release of the DaPonte String Quartet's new album: 'Pathways to Healing: Music of Beethoven & Mendelssohn'


Centaur Records has today announced the release of the Philadelphia-based DaPonte String Quartet‘s new album: Pathways to Healing: Music of Beethoven & Mendelssohn.

The disc features Beethoven String Quartet No. 15 in A minor Op. 132 and Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 2 in A minor Op. 13.

One of our passions as a quartet is to think about the work in the context of history and in terms of where each composer was … mentally, spiritually and physically … at it’s creation …” violinist Dino Liva has told The Violin Channel.

“The third movement of the Beethoven quite literally represents a return to health after an illness from which recovery was uncertain … one can almost hear the windows being thrown open after the worst has passed … the birds singing outside …  the sunlight…” he has said.

“The Mendelssohn seems a fascinating work in comparison … written so soon after the Beethoven, a student looking upon the master in total admiration … imitating, yet developing his own style …”

Writing these pieces were, in a way, therapeutic for each of their authors …  certainly, they are pieces which transformed them … I suppose we hope that after a listen, the listeners will feel the balm!”

Track previews available now on Amazon and iTunes:

Pathways to Healing: Music of Beethoven & Mendelssohn |CD|

DaPonte String Quartet

Release Date: July 13, 2018