Canto Di Speranza
These string quartets by Nicolas Bacri, who has written eleven quartets to this day, are at the heart of the composer’s thought process and illustrate perfectly his 2009 statement:
"Why not see contemporary creation as the recreation of a modernity whose origins should be re-interpreted each time, re-played, looked at from the angle of an ‘original trauma’, a new outpouring from the traditional core, an aesthetic tension that is sometimes heightened and sometimes eased, that reinvents the nature of its rupture with tradition each time, whilst simultaneously building upon it?
From this point of view, Tippett, Shostakovich, Britten, Dutilleux, Weinberg, Simpson, Fricker, Mennin, Kalabis or Leighton, to cite but a few of the most brilliant composers of the second half of the 20th century who did not participate in the Darmstadt avant-garde, but who integrated into their language certain elements from the Viennese school, appear as major figures of contemporary modernity.
It is in this vein that I place myself; it is in this vision of equilibrium within disruption and of disruption within equilibrium that I work; I resign myself to this permanent lack of tranquility."
Quatuor à cordes n° 9 op. 140 - Canto di speranza - 2015
Quatuor à cordes n° 8 op. 112 - Omaggio a Haydn - 2008-09
Quatuor à cordes n° 7 op. 101 - Variations Sérieuses - 2006-07
Mathilde Borsarello Herrmann, Violin
Bleuenn Le Maitre, Violin
Cécile Grassi, Viola
Guillaume Martigné, Cello
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