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MYSTICISM

Arjen Linker – Che nulla stringo, e tutto il mondo abbraccio (2020)

C. Debussy – String quartet Op.10

L. Beethoven – String quartet Op.127/Op. 74

Mysticism is the search for a connection with something all-enveloping, an experience where the ego disappears into a larger sphere like a drop in the ocean. Some find this feeling in nature, others during prayer or meditation-or when listening to music. In this programme, the Dostojevski Quartet follows Beethoven and Debussy in their search for transcendence. Linker’s Che nulla stringo, e tutto il mondo abbraccio reminds of the Italian Renaissance and long sacral tradition like a warm embrace to the past.