Lectures différentes' is the debut recording of Kebyart, a young, energetic Spanish ensemble comprising four talented saxophonists who are revitalizing the way classical music is communicated. It won the award for Best Classical Music Album from Enderrock.
For its debut recording the group has unabashedly arranged works from the standard repertoire, creating new and refreshing accounts: from Stravinsky’s Pulcinella, a modern take on eighteenth-century music, to Joan Pérez-Villegas’s fantasy on García Lorca’s popular melodies Canciones antiguas españolas and Haydn’s string quartet Op. 33 No. 3. The programme also includes the premiere recording of Eötvös’s own Lectures différentes. The idiosyncratic approach of the saxophones – enhanced by the ensemble’s own arrangements – highlights different facets of the works. Kebyart’s passion for chamber music and fresh approach to classical music led it to be selected as ECHO Rising Stars for the 2021/22 season. As part of the scheme, the ensemble will tour the most prestigious venues in Europe.