Smetana: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2
Quartetto Energie Nove
After the success of their Janacek album, the Energie Nove quartet presents a new release featuring works by Bedrich Smetana. "An exceptional [album] and one any admirer of this composer should hear.” (Nick Barnard, Musicweb International) Energie Nove is a string quartet based in Lugano, Switzerland. The quartet takes its name from a radical early 20th century Italian political and literary magazine created by Piero Gobetti. Like the periodical, Energie Nove seeks to express the dynamism and the energy of the new. The four musicians are of diverse background and have each won numerous competitions and performed at the highest level. They have come together to animate the music through new and creative interpretations.The four members of Energie Nove are Hans Liviabella, Barbara Ciannamea, Ivan Vukčević and Felix Vogelsang. Respectively, they play on the violins by A. Stradivari (1708) and L. Ventapane, a viola by C. F. Landolfi (1753) and a cello by Don Nicolò Amati (1730).