Competition: Win signed copies of the Brodsky Quartet's latest album

Legendary quartet's new recording up for grabs

11 September 2010

Maurice André (Photo: EMI)The Brodsky Quartet are at the forefront of the international chamber-music scene. Their love and mastery of the traditional string quartet repertoire is evident from their highly acclaimed performances, as well as from their extensive, award-winning discography.  Four signed copies of their latest album Rhythm & Texture are up for grabs.

'The Brodsky Quartet's musical explorations know no limits' - Gramophone.

MusicalCriticism.com has teamed up with Orchid Classics to offer you four signed copies of the quartet's latest album, Rhythm & Texture. The Brodsky Quartet is renowned for its pioneering work with diverse artists and interesting programming, and is touring Australia this summer with the repertoire on this CD.

This disc's repertoire is based around five composers who have consistently ignored musical barriers in favour of freedom of expression, whatever the style. 

The CD programme includes:

Javier Alvarez                    Metro Chabacano
George Gershwin                Lullaby
Mario Lavista                     Reflejos de la Noche
Osvaldo Golijov                  Tenebrae
Maurice Ravel                    String Quartet in F (1902)

The Brodsky Quartet are at the forefront of the international chamber-music scene. Their love and mastery of the traditional string quartet repertoire is evident from their highly acclaimed performances of composers ranging from Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert and Tchaikovsky to Shostakovich, Bartok, Britten and Respighi, as well as from their extensive, award-winning discography.

Since its formation in 1972 the Brodsky Quartet has performed over 2000 concerts on the major stages of the world and released more than 50 recordings.

A natural curiosity and insatiable desire to explore has propelled the group in many artistic directions and continues to ensure them not only a place at the very forefront of the international chamber music scene but also a rich and varied musical existence. Their energy and craftsmanship have attracted numerous awards and accolades worldwide, while ongoing educational work provides a vehicle for passing on experience and staying in touch with the next generation.

For more information about the Brodsky Quartet, including latest news, reviews and concert dates, please head to their website: http://www.brodskyquartet.co.uk

The disc is released by Orchid Classics.  If you would like to learn about other releases on the Orchid Classics label, please see their website:  http://www.orchidclassics.com/main.htm 
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To be in with a chance of winning a signed copy of this fantastic album, just answer the following question.

Question: When was Maurice Ravel born?

Brodsky 2(a)  1874
(b)  1875
(c)  1876

Email your answer, name and address to competitions@musicalcriticism.com by 8 October 2010. We will not pass your details to any third party, but please indicate if you do not wish to receive further correspondence.

 

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