Video of the Day: the Solem Quartet play Thomas Adès
Thursday, September 23, 2021
The movement is taken from their debut album exploring musical depictions of the journey of a day
Today's video is a beautifully-filmed performance by the Solem Quartet playing the third movement, 'Days', from Thomas Adès The Four Quarters.
Adès's work forms the heart of the ensemble's debut album – which is newly released on the Orchid Classics label – its four movements surrounded by works from other composers (including Cassandra Miller, Florence Price, and arrangements of Schumann, Bartók and Purcell), all depicting night and day, and the moments in between.
If you'd like to know more, the Solem Quartet's members introduce the recording's fascinating programme in a video below, while beneath that you can explore the album itself via Apple Music.