Arts-Scène Diffusion

Quatuor Akilone




Does music speak - is it language? And if so, what language? Do words have a place in it?

Many questions and probably many possible answers. Each individual invents his or her own path through this extraordinary world of sounds, which we discover long before our own birth!

Music as a poetic, almost divine source, both furtive and infinite. Music as a vibration, a powerful link from one being to another.

Some composers have used it to sublimate a life story:

Schubert's works, quivering like the fragile flame of a candle at the bedside of the night, belong to that impalpable matter of which our dreams are made. Uncontrolled dramaturgy, a path of thought, life sublimated and transcended by fantasy. Unreal legends of a life passage, often marked by the bite of love.

From this sublimated world, Janacek also drew his strength: a raw, powerful, impulsive strength that emerged from the bowels of his flesh.
In his First Quartet, "Kreutzer Sonata", inspired by Tolstoy's novel, we are taken on a journey through the torments of a jealous soul that leads to murderous madness.

Haydn, with the first movement of this cavalcade quartet, takes us from breathless syncopations to twirling passages like a frantic horse race, through a perfect mastery of rhetoric: a discourse for four instruments. A music that speaks, with inventiveness and refinement, quite close in the first movement of this quartet, to the world of Schubert. A Viennese spirit, for sure, which played its part.


Joseph HAYDN (1750-1806)
String quartet in G minor op.74 n.3 "The Rider"    20'

Leoš JANACEK (1854-1928)
String quartet n.1 "Kreutzer Sonata"    17'

Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828)
Quartet n.13 in A minor D.804 "Rosamunde"    38'


Total duration: 80 minutes


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