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18 Oct 2017
Borromeo String Quartet : Acclaim
"Listen to Bach Transformed for String Quartet...On its most recent album, the Borromeo String Quartet goes back to the source with a transcription of the first book of Bach's "The Well-Tempered Clavier," originally for keyboard solo, by one of th...
1 Apr 2017
Borromeo String Quartet : Acclaim
"Opening the evening was Mozart's String Quartet No.18 K465, deftly done with delightful assurance and Lithe textures. But the night's apex came with Platt's Gritty ode -- to Beethoven, to Frost, and to the superb Borromeo players." -- Bruce Hod...
9 Jan 2017
Borromeo String Quartet : Acclaim
"The Borromeo Quartet plays with great finesse. Intonation in its ensemble was as close to perfect as you can get. The dynamic range went from a whisper to full-out playing. But the best aspect of the performance was the sensitivity to the differe...
22 Aug 2015
Borromeo String Quartet : Acclaim
"This is a quartet with an unusual dynamic range and an unfailing commitment to a unified, ensemble sound and approach ... softness with a surprising amount of intensity ... and in the loudest passages, you had the feeling [the Borromeo] were neve...
18 Aug 2015
Borromeo String Quartet : Acclaim
"It was nothing less than astonishing to note how different Borromeo made Op. 130 sound: instead of that driving force most ensembles bring to Beethoven, Borromeo released each movement's buoyant internal propulsion. These players uncorked Beethov...
17 Aug 2015
Borromeo String Quartet : Acclaim
"I don't think my ears are accustomed to the detailed musicianship that the Borromeos brought to the table. This performance could well fall under the discipline of eschatology -- the metaphorical "end of ordinary reality and reunion with the Divi...
12 Aug 2015
Borromeo String Quartet : Acclaim
"They've been presenting complete Bartók cycles for more than a decade, and their ingrained knowledge of these works could be heard in their polished performances. In such experienced hands, vivid colors and rich detail animated every movement. In...
12 Aug 2015
Borromeo String Quartet : Acclaim
"The beauty of classical music is a great composer makes music that's both instinctive and simple, and ingenious and complicated, all at the same time," Kitchen said. "When we study the works, we want to learn all the details, and that involves re...
6 Aug 2015
Borromeo String Quartet : Acclaim
"No other concerts I've heard this summer can come close to the thrill I experienced hearing the Borromeo Quartet." -- Susan Miron, The Arts Fuse
18 Jun 2014
Borromeo String Quartet : Acclaim
"Most artists can go to extremes when needed; then there are those who seem to positively thrive there -- Caravaggio, Almodóvar, Nirvana. The Borromeo Quartet, too." -- By Matthew Guerrieri, Boston Globe
16 May 2014
Borromeo String Quartet : Acclaim
"The Borromeo Quartet walked into Jordan Hall Wednesday night and gave what was easily the most profound and intellectually engaging experience I have had this concert season." -- Brian Schuth, BOSTON MUSICAL INTELLIGENCER
13 Nov 2012
Borromeo String Quartet : Acclaim
"Though not the first Bartok marathon in my experience, it was the most intense, performed at a high standard that brought you so deeply into the music's inner workings that you wondered if your brain could take it all in." -- David Patrick Stear...
11 Oct 2012
Sequenza21/
Young composer  Mohammed Fairouz is not fooling around. Recently hailed by BBC World News as, “one of the most talented composers of his generation,” his music melds Middle-Eastern modes and Western structures. A concert on Thursday evening...
24 Sep 2012
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This weekend, the Kansas City Symphony begins its 2012-13 classical series with the popular Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition, The Friends of Chamber Music kicks off theirs with the Takacs String Quartet; the Borromeo String Quartet (pres...
18 Sep 2012
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In the second half of September, the Lyric Opera continues its production of Madama Butterfly, the Kansas City Symphony debuts its 2012-13 classical series with the popular Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition, and there are several fine cha...
15 Sep 2012
The Concert
Works for piano and string quartet, performed by Paavali Jumppanen and the Borromeo String Quartet . Beethoven : Piano Sonata in F Major, Op. 54 Beethoven: String Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1 In the 18th century, chamber music ...
12 Sep 2012
Borromeo String Quartet : Acclaim
"The quintessential American quartet, the Borromeo, transforms its concerts into events both audible and visual. -- By Jo
16 Jun 2012
Borromeo String Quartet : Acclaim
"There really is something different about the Borromeo's ensemble. They are always cohesive and focused as a group, but there is a remarkable freedom in their musical interaction... This was in fact the first time I have heard a really successful...
15 Jun 2012
The Concert
Works for clarinet and piano, and string quartet, performed by Carol McGonnell, clarinet; Steven Beck , piano; and the Borromeo String Quartet . Berg : Four Pieces for clarinet and piano, Op. 5 Brahms : String Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. ...
15 May 2012
The Concert
Works for voice and chamber ensemble, and string quartet, performed by Rebel Baroque Orchestra with Derek Lee Ragin, countertenor, and the Borromeo String Quartet . Porpora: “Alto Giove” from Polifemo Handel: “Rompo i lacci” from Flavio ...
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