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Fun with the Slides

Haydn, Shostakovich and Beethoven
from The Aves String Quartet,
heard by MIKE WHEELER

 

The Aves Quartet was formed at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, UK, just over two years ago, and their approach to their chosen repertoire shows considerable promise (Derby Chamber Music, Multi-Faith Centre, Derby University, 21 January 2011).

In Haydn's Quartet Op 33 No 2 they were alert to the music's sudden changes of direction in the first movement. The leader was clearly having fun with the slides from note to note that Haydn calls for in the scherzo, and their artful way with that outrageous banana-skin at the end of the finale, where Haydn deliberately leaves us guessing where the music stops, was a delight, stretching those silences just a touch longer to tease us even more...

Copyright © 29 January 2011 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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ROYAL NORTHERN COLLEGE OF MUSIC

MANCHESTER

DERBY CHAMBER MUSIC

DERBY UNIVERSITY

UNITED KINGDOM

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

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