Korossy Quartet. Goran Stevanovich
The rousing ten-minute piece "Aheym" by Bryce Dessner can be heard twice in this programme with the sensitive virtuoso from Bosnia and his talented string colleagues from Hungary. At the beginning in a strongly pulsating version for accordion solo. And at the end in the original version, which the guitarist of the indie rock band The National wrote for the Kronos Quartet in 2009. "Aheym," the Yiddish word for "homeward," also sets the direction in other ways. Whether in Béla Bartók's early masterpiece, Antonín Dvořák's or the adaptations of Bosnian love poetry collected and arranged by Goran Stevanovich, it is always the poignant tunes of their homeland that inspire the musicians to artistic heights.