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
( the Quartet, Joey Roukens and Wilhelm Hellweg in the control room)
(Wilhelm Hellweg and me during the session)
Recording venue: Westvest Church, Schiedam
Recording producer: Wilhelm Hellweg
Recording Engineer and editing: Daan van Aalst