This CD is a live recording of a special concert in which the Molinari Quartet performed the winning compositions in its Third International Competition for Composition (2005-2006). The Molinari organizes this competition to carry through its commitment to promote and support young composers everywhere and the creation of original works for string quartet.
The diversity, quality, and originality of these scores delighted the jury members. On listening to the prizewinning works presented here you, too, will be impressed by the creativity and great talent of young contemporary composers. The string quartet is still a fertile form for musical innovation. This concert recording allows us to take pleasure in all that 16 strings can offer to the ear of oriental delicacy, serial complexity,
rich timbre, and vivid color.