Nuria Rial soprano – Auryn Quartett – James Munrodouble-bass
Salve Regina Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV 1080 (excerpts) Johann Sebastian Bach
Stabat Mater Luigi Boccherini
It is not often that works combine sublime, interweaving strings with the purity of a voice. Examples do exist, however, as in the works in this concert’s programme, to prove just how successful this combination can be. In his Mozart-style Salve Regina, the young Felix Mendelssohn’s composition is limpid and clear. Created in 1781, Boccherini’s Stabat Mater expressively translates the pain conveyed in the lyrics, a text which has inspired countless musical interpretations. The Auryn Quartett and Nuria Rial, the golden-voiced Spanish soprano, do justice to these two pieces thanks to the intimate scale of chamber music. The quartet rounds off the programme with a string interpretation of Die Kunst der Fuge, delicately heightening Bach’s magnificent polyphony.