String Quartet in B-flat Major No. 8, D 112
String Quartet in A Minor ‘Rosamunde’ No.13, D804
Lieder arranged for string quartet by Xandi van Dijk
Aus der Ferne illuminates the Romanticism and lyricism of this great master. By combining string quartets with lieder arranged for string quartet, the members of the Signum Quartett aim to show how Schubert’s instrumental and vocal music cross-pollinate each other.
There were world premieres of #quartweets by Sebastian Currier, Caroline Shaw, Derek Bermel, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Steve Mackey, Julian Grant, William Harvey and Jing Jing Luo, as well as quartweets composed by pupils from the Lawrence Township School District and the Isles Youth Institute in Trenton, NJ.
Bayrischer Rundfunk 2014: CD recording of Dvorak, Suk, Schulhoff
Kerstin Dill, Annette Walther, Xandi van Dijk and Thomas Schmitz are the “Signum Quartet”. The four recently recorded their new CD with works by Dvorák (String Quartet No. 13 in G major op. 106), Schulhoff (Five Pieces) und Suk (Meditation). BR-Klassik visited the quartet in Studio 2 of the BR.
Saitenspiele: School Concert Trailer
This series of school concerts in the Mahler Hall of the historic Stadthalle Wuppertal is aimed at primary school children in Grades 3 and 4. Guided by the experienced music pedagogue Raphael Amend, the scholars are brought into close contact with the musicians and the music they play. www.saitenspiele.eu
BBC Proms 2013: Brahms Piano Quintet with Christian Ihle Hadland
An excerpt of the first movement of Johannes Brahms’ Piano Quintet in f minor, op. 34 , performed by Christian Ihle Hadland and the Signum Quartet.
Taken with kind permission from the live broadcast from Cadogan Hall as part of the BBC Proms 2013 (PCM 7: Maconchy and Brahms)
Jörg Widmann’s Five String Quartets
A short documentary film by Klaus Betzl about the Signum Quartet’s performance of Jörg Widmann’s string quartet cycle. Features interviews with the composer and performers.