Genre-Crossing Ebène Quartet: Fin-de-Siecle Paris
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“Their playing was secure, alive, rich-toned, and profoundly musical … Their performance of the Ravel Quartet was a riot of nuance, sometimes raptly lyrical and sometimes swingingly rhythmic…They seem bound for greatness” —The New Yorker_, One of 10 memorable performances of 2009
“Beautifully crafted performances….intense concentration and flair [in Fauré]..elation and rhythmic zest [in Debussy].” —_Sunday Telegraph
Debussy: String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10
Fauré: String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 121
Ravel: String Quartet in F Major
Pierre Colombet, violin; Gabriel Le Magadure, violin; Mathieu Herzog, viola; Raphaël Merlin, cello
The name Ebene (pronounced ay-ben) is the French word for ebony — the wood used in the fingerboards of their instruments, but also in clarinets (when Stravinsky wrote a jazzy piece featuring clarinet, he called it the Ebony Concerto). For the Ebène Quartet, the word is reminiscent of the great African-American music tradition that they tackle with such obvious relish.
The group mixes jazz and rock pieces into its classical concerts.