Matangi Quartet: new CD with Canto Ostinato

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Matangi Quartet will present its new CD ‘Canto Ostinato Strings Attached’ at their anniversary concert on Sunday, January 19, 2020 in Korzo in The Hague…   

Not long before the Dutch composer Simeon ten Holt died he spoke with the Matangi’s about a new string quartet to be composed. He felt himself too old to write one, but he advised the members of the quartet to dive into his rich oeuvre for piano and transcribe them for string quartet themselves. In doing so, all the possibilities of the string instruments had to be used in particular; from ponticello to pizzicato and from sul tasto to battuto. And so they did!

The arrangements have been developed by Marijn van Prooijen. “With this adaptation of Canto Ostinato, in our eyes, Beethoven’s opus 131, perhaps the greatest work for string quartet, has gained a strong competitor,” says Matangi cellist Arno van der Vuurst.

On the occasion of their 20-year anniversary, the new Matangi Quartet album: Canto Ostinato Strings Attached will be released on January 10, 2020. Never before has a string quartet released this masterpiece by Simeon ten Holt on CD. The presentation and anniversary concert will take place on Sunday, January 19, 2020 in Korzo in The Hague.

Marijn van Prooijen wrote these arrangements.

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