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|Schubert||String Quartet No. 14, D810 Death and the Maiden|
|Mozart||Requiem in D minor, K626|
|O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra|
An intimate performance of Mozart’s sublime Requiem directed by Hugo Ticciati with O/Modernt Chamber Orchestra and VOCES8 is prefaced by Schubert’s coruscating vision of mortality, Death and the Maiden, performed by the Signum Quartet.
1791, The last year of Mozart’s life was one of optimism and creative ferment: Mozart completed Die Zauberflöte, La clemenza di Tito and the Clarinet Concerto at astonishing speed, leaving only the Requiem unfinished at the time of his final illness. A tangle of myths grew up around it, fed by Peter Shaffer’s play Amadeus, but while it was not conceived as the composer’s own Requiem, and contains the hands of others, it has often been cited as one of the most moving works in all music.
Thanks to its rousing and lively interpretations and individual programme concepts, the Signum Quartet has made its mark on the international quartet scene and has established itself as one of the most distinguished ensembles of its generation.
Intensive studies with the Alban Berg Quartet, Artemis Quartet and the Melos Quartet as well as collaborations with György Kurtág, Walter Levin, Alfred Brendel, Leon Fleisher and Joerg Widmann have shaped the artistic development of the Signum Quartet, which has won numerous awards (German Music Competition, Premio Paolo Borciani, London International String Quartet Competition) and has been accorded intensive support (i.a. BBC New Generation Artists).
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Soraya Mafi will be replacing Mary Bevan.
Hugo Ticciati, artist-in-residence for Time Unwrapped, also performs:
2 Mar Alternate Time Flows – Dame Evelyn Glennie & O/Modernt Quartet
11 May Time Stands Still – Hugo Ticciati, Víkingur Ólafsson & Miyoko Shida Rigolo
21 Sep Looping Time – Hugo Ticciati & O/Modernt
5 Dec Quartet for the End of Time – Hugo Ticciati & Friends