Leistner-mayer: String Quartets Nos. 5-7

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Label: TYXart
Catalog: TXA17090

Sojka Quartet

Leistner-Mayer strives for a comprehensible music, without clinging to well-established styles, pandering to nostalgic wishful thinking or paying homage to non-committal postmodernism. “The great inner complexity of the artistic experience does not have to result in greater structural complexity. Quite the opposite: Roland Leistner-Mayer has searched unwaveringly for the simplest and most direct expression of the internal necessities. Through this, he has developed a personal style where vehement attacks and long spun out cantabile lines are always part of a logical implementation of the harmonic plan. Only the musical essence counts; there is no sound for sound’s sake.” (Christoph Schlüren) Roland Leistner-Mayer wrote the string quartets Nos. 5, 6 and 7 (edited and published by Vogt & Fritz, Schweinfurt) between 2014 and 2016. All three are in several sections (four to seven movements) and ca. 25 minutes long. This performance by the Sojka Quartet is the first studio recording of these works.

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