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4.5.15

Quatuor Cambini-Paris Takes a Bow


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Mozart, "Haydn" Quartets, Quatuor Cambini-Paris
(Naïve, 2015)
Charles T. Downey, Musicians strive for authenticity by bowing to the past
Washington Post, May 5
An offshoot of the historically informed performance movement (HIP) was the formation of string quartets that play on period instruments. Two such groups are the Quatuor Mosaïques and Washington’s own Smithson Quartet. The trend, if it can be so called, continued with the Cambini-Paris Quartet in 2007, which had its Washington debut Sunday afternoon at the Phillips Collection.

The musicians, all specialists from French early-music groups, play on historical instruments with gut strings... [Continue reading]
Quatuor Cambini-Paris
Phillips Collection

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Charles T. Downey, Félicien David (1810-1876) (Ionarts, June 18, 2014)

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