Rubens Quartet

Marieke Schneemann and Members of the Rubens Quartet recording Mozart Flute Quartets

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After an inspirational and successful tour, Marieke Schneemann and three members of the Rubens Quartet decided to record a CD featuring Mozart’s flute quartets. Marieke explains the decision to record the Mozart Quartets on the website of the Rubens Quartet:

“It was a natural process, after all of the positive concert experiences that we have had together in the past years, because the music is so unbelievably rich, has so many layers, and is never boring. Like a magic ball or a diamond. At a certain moment, the need emerges to confirm the bond that you have built together by making it public in the form of a CD. Even saying ‘yes!’ has a different meaning after so many years.”

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Rubens Quartet – ‘Rondom Roukens’

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The Rubens Quartet has launched a new CD with a very interesting and inspiring program. Alongside two world premiere recordings of new work by Joey Roukens, the quartet also plays the well known Mozart Quartet K.465 ‘dissonance’.

Joey Roukens has been ‘Composer in Residence’ for two years with the quartet so they are very familiar with his work. On this new recording you will hear ‘Earnest and Game’, a compostion from 2007 and a beautiful arrangement of Josquin des Prez ‘And David Sang’ from 2009.

In this short video you will see the Quartet during the Mozart recordings:

I have been recording this disc together with Wilhelm Hellweg, a recording producer who is well known for his productions at Philips Classics, Pentatone and other labels.

Please find some sound samples by clicking on the links below.

‘Earnest & Game’ Sound Sample 1

‘Earnest & Game’ Sound Sample 2

‘And David Sang’ Sound Sample

( the Quartet, Joey Roukens and Wilhelm Hellweg in the control room)

(Wilhelm Hellweg and me during the session)

Project info:

Recording venue: Westvest Church, Schiedam

Recording producer: Wilhelm Hellweg

Recording Engineer and editing: Daan van Aalst