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Instrument: String quartet

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Hong KongForward Movement

Vivaldi, Dvořák, Spohr, Elgar
Paul Huang; Tianwa Yang; Andrew Ling; Cho-Liang Lin

LondonEmma Johnson Quintet

Brahms, Johnson, Mozart
Emma Johnson; Carducci String Quartet

SeattleShostakovich, Janáček, and Schumann

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Shostakovich, Janáček, Schumann
Nicholas Kendall; Tessa Lark; Anton Nel; Ehnes Quartet

AmsterdamHagen Quartet plays Schubert and Schumann

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Haydn, Schubert, Schumann
Hagen Quartet

SeattleHindemith, Britten, and Schubert

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Hindemith, Britten, Schubert
Tessa Lark; Rebecca Albers; Ani Aznavoorian; Demarre McGill

SeattleFauré, Saint-Saëns, and Debussy

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Fauré, Saint-Saëns, Debussy
Tessa Lark; Anne-Marie McDermott; Nick Eanet; Rebecca Albers

BonnBTHVN-Woche V

Mozart, Beethoven, Ullmann, Brahms
Tabea Zimmermann; Julian Steckel; Armida Quartett; Martin Funda
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Van Kuijk Quartet captures enigmatic Ligeti in Liverpool

Van Kuijk Quartet © Nikolaj Lund
The classical masterpieces of Haydn and Schubert miss the spot, but Ligeti and Poulenc enthral in the splendid setting of the Concert Room, St George’s Hall, Liverpool.
***11
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Pensiveness and intensity from Kolesnikov and friends

Pavel Kolesnikov © Eva Vermandel
A chamber version of Chopin is outshone by Chausson's compositional ingenuity.
****1
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Compelling Smetana and Janáček from the Pavel Haas Quartet

Pavel Haas Quartet © Marco Borggreve
The Pavel Haas musicians teased out the fast-shifting colours with aching beauty.
*****
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White-hot intensity from the Emerson Quartet at Milton Court

The Emerson String Quartet © Lisa-Marie Mazzucco
From the claustrophobic intensity of Britten and Shostakovich to the sunny balm of Beethoven, this was an excellent recital. 
****1
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A celebration of Czech musical defiance from the LPO

Borodin Quartet © Simon Van Boxtel
In a typically ambitious programme, Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra explored how four Czech composers responded to imprisonment, exile and renewal.
****1
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Scintillating Britten at Snape Maltings

Doric String Quartet at Snape Maltings © Matt Jolly | Snape Maltings
Six concerts of Suffolk’s finest home-grown produce garnished with side orders of Mozart, Copland and Elgar.
*****
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Stark raving: SDC clubs out with Forever & Ever

Frame of Mind © Pedro Greig
Sydney Dance Company's contrasting double bill revisits Rafael Bonachela's elegantly reflective Frame of Mind and premieres Antony Hamilton's bemusing and rave-inspired Forever & Ever.
****1
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Performers
Accademia Sannita String QuartetAeolus String QuartetAkilone, QuatuorAlbion QuartetAllegri QuartetAllegri String QuartetApollon Musagète QuartetArditti String QuartetArgus QuartetArmida QuartettArtemis QuartetArtis-Quartet WienAsasello-QuartettAtlantic String QuartetBarbican String QuartetBelcea QuartetBenyounes QuartetBenyounes String QuartetBingham String QuartetBorodin QuartetBrentano String QuartetBrodsky QuartetCalidore String QuartetCarducci String QuartetCastalian String QuartetChilingirian QuartetConsone QuartetCosmos QuartetCoull Quartet, TheCremona QuartetCuarteto CasalsCuarteto InboundCuarteto QuirogaDahlkvistkvartettenDanish String Quartet, TheDante QuartetDavid Oistrakh String QuartetDebussy QuartetDiogenes QuartetDocklands QuartetDoolan QuartetDoric String QuartetDover String QuartetDuke QuartetEchéa String QuartetEhnes QuartetElias String QuartetEliot QuartetEmerson String QuartetEndellion String QuartetEnsemble DiderotEscher String QuartetEthel String QuartetFreeman String QuartetFremont String QuartetGoldner QuartetGringolts QuartetHadimova string quartetHagen QuartetHarlem QuartetHeath QuartetHába QuartetJack QuartetJerusalem QuartetJoel QuartetJubilee QuartetJuilliard String QuartetJupiter String QuartetKonus QuartetKopelman QuartetKronos QuartetKüchl-QuartettLafayette String QuartetLevare String QuartetMaggini String QuartetMandelring QuartettManuel QuartetMeccore String QuartetMeta4Michelangelo QuartetMinetti QuartetMinguet QuartetModigliani QuartetNathan QuartetNevermindNew Orford String QuartetNew York Philharmonic String QuartetNew Zealand String QuartetNovus String QuartetOphelia QuartetOrava QuartetOrion String QuartetOslo String QuartetParker QuartetPavel Haas QuartetPhilharmonia Quartett BerlinPiatti String QuartetPraetorius-QuartettQuartetto di CremonaQuatour Van KuijkQuatuor ArodQuatuor BozziniQuatuor Cambini-ParisQuatuor DanelQuatuor DiotimaQuatuor MosaïquesQuatuor Renaud CapuçonQuatuor Sine NomineQuatuor VoceQuatuor ZaideQuatuor ÉbèneRolston String QuartetRuisi String QuartetSacconi QuartetSaguenay QuartetSalagon QuartetSchumann QuartetShanghai QuartetSiggi String QuartetSignum QuartetSimply QuartetSt Lawrence String QuartetSt Paul's QuartetStreichquartett der Staatskapelle BerlinStråkkvartett VertavokvartettenSymphony4Vienna QuartettTakács QuartetTana String QuartetTedesca String QuartetTelegraph QuartetTesla QuartetThymos QuartettTreitler QuartetUnknownVertavo QuartetVictoria String QuartetVilliers String QuartetWihan QuartetZelkova Quartetvision string quartetŠkampa Quartet