Candybox: String Quartet ’Sweets’ from Bartok to Jenkins | Challenge Classics CC72353

Candybox: String Quartet ’Sweets’ from Bartok to Jenkins


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Label: Challenge Classics

Cat No: CC72353

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 7th June 2010



“Candybox” is a mouthwatering selection of pieces for string quartet released to mark the 10th anniversary of the Dutch group, the Matangi Quartet. Amongst the works is the Second String Quartet by the immensely popular contemporary British composer Karl Jenkins. The CD also includes ‘bonbons’ by Dutchman Chiel Meijering (composed specially for this celebration), Revueltas, Suk and Turina, and a pair by Bartók and Vladimír Godár arranged for string quartet.

Two of the composers are relatively unknown in the UK, Chiel Meijering (born 1954) and Vladimír Godár (born 1956).

The Matangi Quartet was founded in 1999 by four young musicians then studying at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague and the Conservatory of Rotterdam. In 2003 Matangi completed the two-year, full-time course at the Netherlands String Quartet Academy under the direction of Stefan Metz, cellist of the Orlando Quartet. At the Academy, the Matangi Quartet had the opportunity to take lessons from internationally renowned musicians, including the members of the Amadeus Quartet and Henk Guittart (violist from the Schoenberg Quartet).

Matangi Quartet:
- Maria-Paula Majoor & Daniel Torrico Menacho, violins
- Karsten Kleijer, viola
- Arno van der Vuurst, cello

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