„Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire.”
Gustav Mahler, (1860 - 1911)
This citation of the famous Austrian composer perfectly reflects the work of the quartet`s musicians, who all grew up in Vienna receiving a classical music education.
Their first CD “Strauss pur” released in 2003 presenting both classics and rarely played pieces of the Strauss brothers already is a beautiful example of the quartet’s unconventional dealing with the old tradition of Viennese chamber music.
Four the specific requirements of the quartet setting almost all music pieces have to be rearranged. Due to their strong desire for new musical discoveries the quartet not only stylistically enlarged its repertoire but also initiated successful co-operations with numerous composers: Diego Collatti, Sascha Peres, Thomas Faulhammer, Monika Etzelt, Andreas Plank, the “Wiener Walzerwerkstatt” (René Reutterer) and Roland Batik.
All these outstanding efforts resulted in the second CD World Wide Wild named after the Suite of Sasha Peres and covering mainly commissioned works.
These works do not follow specific types of music or music traditions and can therefore not be considered as distinct genres. Interpreted by the Ensemble Wild, the music turns into a unique and exciting experience. A fascinating journey through almost all facets of music, its pictures and stories providing insights into various music cultures and well-known pieces from music and film history.