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| Deirdre Gribbin’s Amazing Face showed the players in the peak of their form. Most remarkable was the second movement, made of the finest threads of sound, which are on the very edge of audible.Such sounds might be heard if one were losing one’s hearing and straining to distinguish between music and silence.
If the music hides characters it is because of its irirdescent, continually mobile surface. The fourth movement begins with a wild fugato-like section where each part seems to be claiming independence. The treatment of the quartet medium was both exploratory and assured.
RTE Vanbrugh String Quartet
John Field Room
National Concert Hall
The Irish Times
|© 2005 Deirdre Gribbin|