The Rubens Quartet presents: Rondom Roukens

 

     The Rubens Quartet has released a long-awaited CD recording with composer Joey Roukens!

 

Listen to excerpts from the cd!



 

As a document of our collaboration with composer-in-residence Joey Roukens (read more about the residency here), the Rubens Quartet has recorded a CD with a very unusual combination of works.  We have placed a masterwork of the standard quartet repertoire (Mozart K. 465) alongside two world-premiere recordings: a quartet arrangement of

transcendental vocal music that predates the existence of string instruments (Josquin Desprez/Roukens) and a modern Dutch work written expressly for the Rubens Quartet (Roukens "Earnest and Game"). We are honored to welcome world-renowned producer Wilhelm Hellweg (formerly of Philips Classics) to our team, who shares his priceless expertise and decades of experience with us. Wilhelm is expertly assisted by sound engineer Daan van Aalst. We were also very lucky to have had Joey Roukens himself present during the recording process, which enabled us to carry out the subtle nuances in his music to the best of our abilities.

 

Click here to order your very own copy today, and we wish you much listening pleasure!