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Frieda Bertelsohn Martholdy “Entschlummern sollst du, sollst entschlummern”

The album Entschlummern sollst du, sollst entschlummern (engl.: Thou shall slumber, slumber, shall thou) brings us the first ever released recordings of four string quartets by Frieda Bertelsohn Martholdy (1878 -1907), a composer yet unknown to most of us. The first listening makes undoubtedly clear what an original voice as a composer and what an astonishing achievement from the performers we are witnessing here. Frieda Bertelsohn Martholdys thoroughly modern sounding music fluently integrates a pronounced romantic quality, completely innocent of any of the aesthetic conflicts that 20th century music later challenged providing a candidly bewildering and enriching listening experience.

  1. Entschlummern sollst du, sollst entschlummern 22:49
  2. Schaurig empfundene Nähe 08:08
  3. Ode für den Tod (Fragment) 06:34
  4. Ich habe genug 10:58

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Baldrian Quartett
Gaudenz Badrutt, electronics
Kai Fagaschinski, clarinet
Jonas Kocher, accordion
Christof Kurzmann, electronics

Recorded live on November 10th, 2018 at Music Unlimited Festival, MedienKulturHaus Wels, Austria (1, 3) and on November 5th, 2018 at Huguenin Studios, Biel, Switzerland. Recording Supervision: Boris Schuld (1, 3) and Ganzedu Ratbudt (2, 4). Editing and Mixing: Ganzedu Ratbudt and Schiftor Nuznmark. Mastering: Giuseppe Ielasi. Design: Alitaneh Lens. Production supervisor: Aki Ksaginaschfi.

Release date: May 29 2022

SKE/austro mechana

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