Martijn Cornet, baritone
Rosa Arnold – violin
Jeanita Vriens-van Tongeren – violin
Annemijn Bergkotte – viola
Rebecca Wise – cello
• Especially arranged by Wim ten Have for Ragazze Quartet and Martijn Cornet.
• Warmth, life and depth in the piano part are emphasized through the string instruments.
The Ragazze Quartet contributes not only the sonority of four string instruments, but also the energy of four musicians who at the same time connect with the music and the singer. The challenge, was to remain faithful to Schubert while exploiting to the full the extra possibilities offered by this instrumentation.
The four members of the quartet have immersed themselves in the texts, and, in collaboration with the arranger Wim ten Have, have taken care to create a score perfectly suited to the baritone Martijn Cornet and themselves.
– Hans Eijsackers
[from liner notes]