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Modern music from
the Kreutzer Quartet -
reviewed by
HOWARD SMITH

'... whimsical, fickle and modernistic ...'

Quartet Choreography - Kreutzer Quartet. Works by Stravinsky, Ligeti, Lutoslawski and Finnissy. © 2012 Divine Art Ltd

Members of the Kreutzer Quartet believe that chamber music should be both seen and heard; the art being a composite of performance mechanics and interaction between fellow musicians.

Since its formation in 1988 the KSQ has become recognized as one of Europe's most dynamic and eclectic quartets -- its acclaimed recordings for Metier, Naxos, Chandos, and Carlton are very largely of modern works.

Here on DVD the four string players demonstrate the inner workings of a fully integrated ensemble as exemplified in twentieth century music from composers of Russia, Hungary, Poland and England.

The quartet is the dedicatee of numerous works, and during twenty-four years it has established creative partnerships with composers including Sir Michael Tippett (1905-1998), David Matthews (born 1943), Judith Weir (born 1954) and Hafliði Hallgrímsson (born 1941 in Iceland)...

Copyright © 5 May 2012 Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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QUARTET CHOREOGRAPHY - KREUTZER QUARTET

IGOR STRAVINSKY

GYOERGY LIGETI

MICHAEL FINNISSY

DIVINE ART LTD

CHAMBER MUSIC

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