Alban Berg: Lyric Suite - Franz Schubert: Death and the Maiden Novus Quartet
- Alban Berg 1885 - 1935): Lyric Suite:
- 1Lyric Suite: I. Allegro giovale03:15
- 2Lyric Suite: II. Andante amoroso06:04
- 3Lyric Suite: III. Allegro misterioso. Trio estatico03:10
- 4Lyric Suite: IV. Adagio appassionato06:16
- 5Lyric Suite: V. Presto delirando. Tenebroso04:51
- 6Lyric Suite: VI. Largo desolato07:04
- Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): String Quartet No. 14, D. 810 "Death and the Maiden":
- 7String Quartet No. 14, D. 810 "Death and the Maiden": I. Allegro16:04
- 8String Quartet No. 14, D. 810 "Death and the Maiden": II. Andante con moto15:06
- 9String Quartet No. 14, D. 810 "Death and the Maiden": III. Scherzo. Allegro - Trio03:51
- 10String Quartet No. 14, D. 810 "Death and the Maiden": IV. Presto. Prestissimo09:33
Info for Alban Berg: Lyric Suite - Franz Schubert: Death and the Maiden
"Inspired by the black aura of Romanticism, Novus Quartet’s new disc brings together two major works from the Romantic repertoire. The finest Korean musicians put their virtuosity in the service of Schubert’s moving Death and the Maiden and Berg’s Lyrical Suite. In their own way, these works proceed to the encryption of the feeling of love. It is not a question of hiding it but of expressing it more powerfully than with words. And the intermingling of reminiscences weaves an irresistible poetic discourse – Schubert quoting one of his Lieder and Berg as homage to Zemlinsky’s Symphonie Lyrique.A record that once again allows this captivating quartet to hear the full extent of his talents in romantic music, from the dawn of the period until his last fires.They literally thrive in this repertoire!"
Jaeyoung Kim, 1st violin in Berg
Young-Uk Kim, 1st violin in Schubert
Seungwon Lee, viola
Woongwhee Moon, cello
From the first note showed the Novus String Quartet mature musicality and sensitivity both in the formation of the ensemble sound." (Süddeutsche Zeitung)
"This ensemble's playing is incredibly solid and well-balanced. All four musicians perform at the same level and their music-making is enthralling." (Lukas Hagen)
It was with these words that Lukas Hagen, first violinist of the renowned Hagen Quartett, described the four musicians' artistic quality after their performance at the International Mozart Competition, held in Salzburg in February 2014, where Hagen was the Head of the Jury. The quartet went on to win First Prize at the Competition.
Established at the Korean National University of Arts in 2007, the Novus String Quartet is one of the leading chamber music ensembles in Korea.
Since the quartet’s triumph at the prestigious ARD International Chamber Music Competition in Munich in 2012, where it was awarded Second Prize, the Novus String Quartet has gained steady recognition in Europe. In February 2014, the four Koreans won First Prize at the Mozart String Quartet Competition, chaired by Lukas Hagen of the Hagen Quartett, in Salzburg.
One year after its founding, the quartet celebrated inaugural success at the International Chamber Music Competition Osaka, where the musicians were awarded Third Prize, the same prize they received in 2009 at the Chamber Music Competition in Lyon and 2012 at the International Haydn Chamber Music Competition in Vienna.
In 2010, the quartet was the first chamber music ensemble to be featured on the list of promising musicians of the year by the music magazine Auditorium. Since then, the quartet has performed concerts internationally, lauded by audiences and critics alike.
The Novus String Quartet studies under Professors Christoph Poppen and Hariolf Schlichtig at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich.
In 2013, the Novus String Quartet’s international engagements took them to the Haydn Music Festival, Salle Molière in Lyon, Chamber Music Hall in Berlin’s Philharmonie, Schwetzinger Festspiele and the Carnegie Hall in New York. The quartet’s South American tour, as part of the Credomatic International Music Festival, featured highly acclaimed concerts in such cities as El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama.