The album includes a CD and a 36 pages book, with liner notes by Antoni Batista in three languages: English, Spanish and Catalan.
Digital album in high resolution. It includes a digital version of the 36 pages book (pdf) with liner notes by Antoni Batista in three languages (English, Spanish and Catalan) and the digital album in the following formats:
HD FLAC, HD ALAC | 24 bit 96 kHz
MP3 | 320 kbps
Digital album. It includes a digital version of the 36 pages book (pdf) with liner notes by Antoni Batista in three languages (English, Spanish and Catalan) and the digital album in the following formats:
FLAC, ALAC | 16 bit 44,1 kHz
MP3 | 320 kbps
The art of the Cosmos Quartet operates the mystery of beauty, with rigour and a series of demands sine quibus non. No music would exist without a high degree of effort and sacrifice, hours of reading and physical gymnastics; the latter being ergonomically necessary to avoid muscular contractions. But once achieved, technique, which is by definition cold, is put to the service of the emotional warmth that it strains to transmit. “[…] don’t become emotional to cause emotion”, said Umberto Eco stretching things a bit (…). The Cosmos Quartet control bowing technique to perfection, from tip to heel, with a robust legato, a very refined staccato, the appropriate moderation of vibrato and an emission of sound that is as austere when playing forte as extrovert in piano. Everything is organised so that each of the four voices sings as a principal character in order to merge polyphonically in the unanimous principal character of the chamber ensemble itself. Antoni Batista.
Helena Satué, violin
Bernat Prat, violin
Lara Fernández, viola
Oriol Prat, cello
String Quaret op. 64, n. 6 in E flat Major
String Quaret op. 67, n. 3 in B flat Major
Così mostraste a lei i vivi ardori miei (world premiere of the string quartet version)