Kazakh State String Quartet – Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Streichquartette Nr. 2 & 3

At the age of 18, Felix Mendelssohn composed his String Quartet Op. 13, one of his major early works. The fact that it was written after Beethoven’s death reveals a wealth of references: the youthful master experimented blithely with form and content. The Quartet also has an autobiographical component going back to the song “Frage” … Kazakh State String Quartet – Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Streichquartette Nr. 2 & 3 weiterlesen

New Release: Mikolaj Zielenski – Rosarium Virginis Mariae Hybrid SACD

The „Rosary Prayer“ – notably the most important, best-known and most widespread popular prayer of the Catholic Church – has circulated already in the Middle Ages in Europe and inspired the greatest artists to create works that are admired to this day (Albrecht Dürer, Heinrich Biber). We are very proud that with this production a small „treasure“ on this topic is finally lifted. Pope Pius V had formally established how to pray the Marian Rosary in a 1569 bull; it can be assumed that Zielenski – at that time already born – therefore followed this order: more…