Pentatone Records has announced the release of the Los Angeles-based Calder Quartet's new album: Beethoven Hillborg.
The disc features Beethoven's String Quartets No. 3 in D Major Op. 18 No. 3 and No. 14 in C Sharp Minor Op. 131 - coupled with acclaimed Swedish composer Andrers Hillborg's (b. 1954) Kongsgaard Variations.
''The inspiration for this album arose from our great love and admiration for Beethoven’s string quartets ... as we experienced the joy of performing the complete quartets, we experienced the incredible evolution that had occurred between his first quartet and Op. 131 ... " cellist Eric Bayers has told The Violin Channel.
"The other quartet on this album is by our friend Anders Hillborg ... ‘Kongsgaard Variations’ takes inspiration from a California wine which displays the Arietta theme from Beethoven’s last piano sonata Op. 111 on its label ..." he has said.
Label: Pentatone Records
Record: April 26, 2019