Quartetto di Cremona
Soloists Playing Together
One listens more closely when one hears the name Quartetto di Cremona. One of Europe's best quartets is visiting our area. The concert programme includes music by Beethoven, Schumann and contemporary Fabio Vacchi.
Quartetto di Cremona has a muscular style, chipping Beethoven out of the mountain, a giant, a world spirit battling with his world. Opus 95 is one of the pieces which show the extent of Beethoven's abilities and width.

The allegro lets the world spirit move into the salon and lead the conversation, but it returns quickly to the heights. And these musicians command their bows with so much contrast that one sits upright with attention.
In Schumann one feels the quartet's ability to combine soloistic playing with chamber music. Their accented style takes care of every opportunity to display the contrasts of this great romantic. Quartetto di Cremona shows the structure of the music clearly, bring Schumann up to the highest level as the majesty of romantic music and show him in a classical temple of light and strong pillars. Saturated with strong feeling, pain and will.

The musicians' soloistic abilities are highly impressive, no, their interaction and the total impression impressed more. Three very demanding pieces generally interpreted on high level. Four string players is not a big number, but such spaces they could fill with substance.

Jan-Olov Nyström, Hudiksvalls Tidning
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