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Reappearances

by Mivos Quartet

Anything but another string quartet album - four works by today's most exciting Avant-garde composers, performed with a rawness and ecstatic energy seldom found in classical music recordings - virtuosic, explosive, and mind-bending.
Genre: Avant Garde: Experimental
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1. Alex Mincek: String Quartet No. 3 (Lift-Tilt-Filter-Split)
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2. Wolfgang Rihm: Quartettstudie
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3. David Brynjar Franzson: On Repetition and Reappearances
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4. Felipe Lara: Corde Vocale
8:52 album only
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The Mivos Quartet, “an accomplished, admirably broad-minded string quartet” (New York Times), is devoted to performing adventurous works by contemporary composers. Now in their sixth season, the quartet has gained a reputation for their fiercely committed performance practice and consistently innovative programming.

Mivos has garnered praise for their “brilliant performances” (New York Times), “played with spontaneity and dexterity” (The Strad Magazine), “sensitive, dreamy, yet completely controlled” (Darmstadt Echo). In their debut solo release, Reappearances, Mivos presents four new and recent works by Alex Mincek, Wolfgang Rihm, David Brynjar Franzson, and Felipe Lara. Recorded in the brilliant acoustics of the Benjamin Britten Studio at Aldeburgh Music, UK, and performed with a rawness and ecstatic energy seldom found in classical recordings, Reappearances is anything but another string quartet record. Gritty barks and snarls, brilliant pops, squeaks, and snaps coalesce with the lyricism and expressivity of traditional string playing into a completely new listening experience.

In just a few short years, Mivos have made a name for themselves by continually redefining the sonic boundaries of the string quartet, and the works presented on Reappearances take full advantage of the ensemble’s stunning technique to create impossible new soundworlds. Reappearances takes the listener from the haunting austerity of David Brynjar Franzson to the explosive ultra-expressionism of Felipe Lara, the hyper-Romantic chaos of Wolfgang Rihm and the highly refined control and precision of Alex Mincek. This is the new frontier of the genre, written by some of the most exciting composers of the current generation.

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