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!”
Pathways to Healing: Music of Beethoven & Mendelssohn |CD|
DaPonte String Quartet
Release Date: July 13, 2018