After the exciting private first performance at the wonderful historical estate of Els van Liebergen, recorded here, the Bennewitz Quartet finally took the work literally out into the open at the Wonderfeel Festival, one of the most innovative and most widely oriented (and best visited) classical music festivals in the Netherlands. Programmed at the Central Stage, the quartet drew a large crowd. When the rain suddenly started to pour down, the audience was invited onto the stage and in the second half of the concert all intimately huddled around the musicians, adding to the directness and intimacy that is such a hallmark of the Bennewitzes’ playing style.
The ‘Super’ Suite will also visit the Edesche Concertzaal’s string quartet series (that the Bennewitz Quartet shares with the Borodin Quartet, the Brodsky Quartet and the Utrecht String Quartet) and the at the Spring Concerts of the Zeist Music Days of Alexander Pavlovsky, primarius of the Jerusalem String Quartet, and more concerts to follow the next season!
Stage photograph below courtesy of Webletters (Anna Groot)