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OUT NOW | Calder Quartet's New CD: 'Beethoven Hillborg' [LISTEN]

Pentatone Records has announced the release of the Los Angeles-based Calder Quartet's new album: 'Beethoven Hillborg'

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.

''We heard a sonic relationship between the openings of ‘Kongsgaard Variations’ and Op. 18 No. 3 as well as a link to the variation movement of Op. 131, and we felt the three quartets complimented each other in a meaningful way and took the listener on a memorable journey.''

Beethoven Hillborg

Calder Quartet

Label: Pentatone Records

Record: April 26, 2019

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