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Instrument: Quartet

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LondonAlternate Time Flows – Dame Evelyn Glennie & O/Modernt Quartet

© Jim Callaghan
Másson, Purcell, Janáček, Beethoven, Golijov, Tenney, Schnelzer
Dame Evelyn Glennie; O/Modernt Quartet

Bern5. Matineekonzert: Grosse Fuge

Shostakovich, Beethoven
Colla Parte Quartet; Georg Jacobi; Susanna Holliger; Friedemann Jähnig

BernOster-Brunchkonzert

Haydn, Schnyder
Helios Quartet; Teodora Dimitrova; Romain Hürzeler; Yang Lu

BarcelonaQuartet Alart Albert Guinovart, piano

Quartet Alart Albert Guinovart, piano
Guinovart, Mendelssohn
Quartet Alart; Albert Guinovart

AmsterdamRising Stars: Percussion Artist Christoph Sietzen

© Daniel Delang
Séjourné, Psathas, Bach, Xenakis, Copeland, Groban, Piazzolla
Christoph Sietzen; The Wave Quartet

AmsterdamDanel Quartet, Adrien La Marca & Christian-Pierre La Marca

© Ronald Knapp
Brahms, Tchaikovsky
Danel Quartet; Adrien La Marca; Christian-Pierre La Marca

IstanbulChamber Music with Stars – I

Bridge, Mozart, Brahms
Skride Quartet; Baiba Skride; Lise Berthaud; Harriet Krijgh
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Newly-minted Festival Academy Budapest

Members of the Festival Academy Budapest © János Posztós
Playing repeatedly in my mind as I walked home on 24 July was the spine-chilling orchestral performance of the "Dance of the Knights" from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet in the Franz Liszt Academy’s superb Solti Hall.
***11
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Imaginative programming from the Britten Oboe Quartet

Britten Oboe Quartet © Eric Richmond
The Britten Oboe Quartet gave highly engaging and communicative performances of an imaginative and intelligent programme, with cerebral serialism from Elisabeth Lutyens combined with early Elgar, Britten and sublime Mozart to finish.
****1
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Kelemen Quartet brings Hungarian fire to Auckland

Kelemen Quartet © Tamás Dobos
Auckland has not seen chamber music of this sheer magnetic excitement since, funnily enough, the Takács Quartet were here a couple of years ago. There must be something in the water in Hungary for that country to concurrently have two such magnificent string quartets.
*****
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The Luscinia Quartet: Handel's Rome

A fresh and delightful performance of Handel and Bononcini duets with the Luscinia Quartet.
****1
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Mark O'Connor and his quartet explore American vernacular string styles at Cleveland Museum of Art

Mark O’Connor  ©  Jim McGuire
In some circles Mark O’Connor is a legend in his own time. While still a teenager he won wide acclaim as one of the best bluegrass fiddlers of our age. Beyond many albums of bluegrass and folk music, he has also made critically and commercially successful crossover recordings with the likes of cellist Yo-Yo Ma and double bassist Edgar Meyer.
***11
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Benedict Cumberbatch joins the Britten Oboe Quartet in Wimbledon

Benedict Cumberbatch and Nicholas Daniel  ©  John Yip
How do you get more people interested in classical music? It’s a difficult question, but I’d never have guessed it was difficult enough to give to Sherlock Holmes.
****1
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Beethoven, Schubert und eine Gänsemutter an der Festival Academy Budapest

Kelemen Quartet © Tamás Dobos
Das Kelemen-Quartett überzeugte mit leichter Artikulation, einem weichen Ton und ausgezeichneter, sprechender Agogik und Dynamik, perfekter Koordination. Es agierte aus einem Geist, mit einer Seele.
****1
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