Saturday, January 16, 2010

Yesterday I heard for the first time a young string quartet whose work was entirely satisfying. Their sound glowed as if from inside the music, not dominated by any single player. Considering that they began their offering with Beethoven Op. 59 No. 2 it was all the more impressive.

I was especially interested that they had won the Concert Artists' Guild competition in 2007--not an expected pick for winners of an American competition, which speaks to the taste of those judges. Don't be mislead by their Italian name: they are 1/2 British, 1/2 Irish (two young couples).

Watch for them: The Carducci Quartet.