New Music Fridays
Dover Quartet – “The Curtis Session” – Bimperl Entertainment & Media
The Dover Quartet has enjoyed international fame after capturing, well, sweeping all first-place awards at the 2013 Banff Competition, being named the Cleveland Quartet award winner and honored with an Avery Fisher Career Grant. This is a string only work consisting of two violins, one viola and one cello. This project began as an informal recording of Dreams from life awake at the Curtis Institute. More amazing still is that all four movements were recorded in sequence with only one take and utilizing only two microphones. Perhaps more unbelievably still is that there were no edits. These four musicians simply performed absolute perfection. The four movements ebb and flow, sometimes rising to great heights follows by periods of softness. All four musicians blend together harmoniously and the music flows along. If you like intimate, precise chamber music, performed by an ensemble that does so with superb perfection, this one is a great choice.