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New Orford String Quartet

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J. Hétu, Complete Chamber Works for Strings, New Orford String Quartet et al.
(Naxos, 2014)
Charles T. Downey, Note perfect, but lacking life
Washington Post, April 21
The New Orford String Quartet, formed in Canada in 2009, had a mixed debut at the Phillips Collection on Sunday afternoon. The quartet gave a nearly note-perfect performance in two monuments of the string quartet literature from the later careers of Haydn and Beethoven, but beneath the immaculate sheen, the music didn’t always come to life as it should.

In the first quartet from Haydn’s Op. 76 set, the musicians were at their well-blended best in the Adagio sostenuto. The opening movement was on the frenetic side... [Continue reading]
New Orford String Quartet
Music by Haydn, Beethoven, Tim Brady
Phillips Collection

Alan G. Artner, New Orford String Quartet at Winter Chamber Festival (Chicago Tribune, January 10)

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