by Chris Spector
DOVER QUARTET/Curtis Sessions: Essentially being classical tourists, we hear a lot of chamber/small group work that we find impressive. This newish group that’s been knocking them dead all over the world and playing with/for everyone from Emmanuel Ax to David Lynch is a first class show stopper. Powered by an impressive range of chops that make them sound bigger and bolder than what is at the core, check this out and keep it in your back pocket for when you want to impress someone with how worldly your taste in classical music is—especially how discerning it is when dealing with the modern stuff. Hot.