Cesko.

By Posted in - News on November 20th, 2013

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Our second CD with Channel Classics is Česko! On Česko we go on a musical journey across Europe to the extraordinary land of Bohemia, the homeland of two composers we have come to love so much: Dvořák and Schulhoff. It doesn’t seem to matter that we hardly know their country: the indescribable energy of the music, with its folk melodies and harmonies, revealing the essence of a nation steeped in a deep cultural history, takes us there instantly.

You can order Cesko by sending an e-mail to ragazze@ragazzequartet.nl or use the contactform (15 euros plus shipping).
Or via www.channelclassics.com, iTunes, Bol.com or Amazon.

Watch ‘the making of’ here:

Reviews

De Volkskrant *****
‘In their hands, the Czech piece becomes a physical, rhythmic power that comes from deep within the Ragazze. Together they play chords as if their hands and arms are being mastered by on mind.’

Luister (een Luister 10)
‘Dvorak opus 106, a work Ragazze is united with, dead-accurate and intense.’

Gramophone
‘Their biggest strength is an added quota of spontaneity, which keeps you consistently engaged.’
‘..the Ragazze Quartet’s Channel Classics CD is mightily impressive’

The Guardian ***
‘An exhilarating Bohemian double bill’
‘The playing of the wittily named all-female Ragazze Quartet is fresh, light in texture, nimble and just occasionally a little ragged, but always spirited.’

SA-CD.net *****
‘Ragazze’s performances of these pieces are brilliantly executed, full of deadpan humour and bring a delightful contrast with the more serious works on this disc.’