Quatuor Arod's New Album, "Debussy – Ravel – Attahir: String Quartets"
Released on Erato Warner Classics, the disc pairs two Belle Époque string quartets with a new work by the young French composer Benjamin Attahir
Comprising Jordan Victoria and Alexandre Vu (violins), Tanguy Parisot (viola), and Jérémy Garbarg (cello), Quatuor Arod was formed in 2013 at the Conservatoire de Paris, where they studied with Jean Sulem and Quatuor Ébène. They won First Prize at both the Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition (2015) and the ARD Competition in Munich (2016).
The group has performed internationally at venues such as the Philharmonie de Paris, the Wigmore Hall in London, the Berliner Philharmonie, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and Carnegie Hall in New York.
Their newest album, "Debussy – Ravel – Attahir: String Quartets," was recently released on Erato Warner Classics.
The disc pairs two closely-related French works of the Belle Époque, the two string quartets by Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel. These works are juxtaposed with a contemporary piece, a string quartet by the young French composer Benjamin Attahi, titled Al Asr.
You can listen to the album here.
"This much awaited French album has finally been released to the world," the quartet said. "We are so incredibly happy to share with you part of our souls, our culture, our inspirations."
You can view the video for the quartet's recording of the third movement of the Debussy quartet below.
"We are delighted to share with you this magnificent project bringing together three arts: dance, drawing and music," the group said of the video project. "This artistic clip is an interpretation of impressionism in video, highlighting arts in different forms and bringing you into a wonderful dream."