Early Moderns: The (Very) First Viennese School
Music in Vienna had its first flourishing long before Mozart and Haydn. Our recording explores brilliant and sumptuously beautiful music one could hear in 17th century Vienna, including music by Schmeltzer, Fux, Buonamente, Bertali, Biber, Rosenmüller, Kerll, Legrenzi and Valentini.
“Revered like rock stars within the early music scene” (New York Times), QUICKSILVER brings together today’s top North American historically-informed performers. Described as “drop dead gorgeous with a wonderful interplay of timbres,” (Early Music America) and praised as “irresistible” (Fanfare Magazine), Quicksilver vibrantly explores the rich chamber music repertoire from the early modern period to the High Baroque.
The ensemble has been featured at numerous music series and prestigious festivals, receiving critical acclaim, standing ovations and repeat invitations. Recent and upcoming appearances include Carnegie Hall, Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, Concerts from the Library of Congress, CU Presents Artist Series (Colorado), Toronto Consort Series, the Miller Theatre at Columbia University, Da Camera Society (Los Angeles), San Diego Early Music Society, Boston Early Music Festival, Vancouver Early Music Festival, Berkeley Festival and Exhibition, Early Music Now (Milwaukee), Chamber Music Tulsa, Indianapolis Early Music Festival, San Francisco Early Music Society, Miami Bach Society, Madison Early Music Festival, Dumbarton Oaks Concert Series (Washington, DC), Houston Early Music, Early Music Hawaii and Music Before 1800.
Quicksilver’s debut recording, Stile Moderno was described as “Breakthrough of the Year…breathtaking” (Huffington Post) and “convincing…terrific” (Early Music - Oxford Journal). Praise for Quicksilver’s recording Fantasticus included “The disc’s title is no exaggeration…Everyone in Quicksilver commands attention…Fantasticus, indeed,” (Gramophone) and “enthralls the audience…it's truly a good sign that while listening, you forget about the virtuosity involved” (Österreichische Musikzeitschrift). Quicksilver’s recording, Early Moderns: The (very) First Viennese School, will be released on February 11, 2022 and is now available as an exclusive prerelease here.