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PSQ late-Beethoven CD – Review

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Toronto: theWholeNote – Editor’s Corner, December 1, 2014

If there’s one genre I like above all others it is the string quartet, and it doesn’t get any better than late Beethoven. This is not to say it doesn’t get as good as that in for instance Bartók and Shostakovich, just that Beethoven is hard to beat. So it was with pleasant anticipation that I took up the latest release from the Penderecki String Quartet – Beethoven String Quartets Opp.132 & 135 (Marquis MAR 81449).

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PSQ launches new late-Beethoven CD on Dec 16, 2013

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The Penderecki String Quartet will launch its new late-Beethoven CD at the K-W Chamber Music Society’s annual “Beethoven’s Birthday” concert on December 16, 2013 at 8pm.

The CD presents Beethoven’s Op.132 and 135 – two works the Penderecki Quartet has performed extensively in recent years at festivals in Bloomington, Ottawa, Parry Sound, Los Angeles, Napa Valley, Music Mountain, and at their QuartetFest at Wilfrid Laurier University.

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PSQ in New York City

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Penderecki String Quartet performs in New York City later this month to be part of an 80th birthday concert for their name-sake, the Polish composer/conductor Krzysztof Penderecki. The concert takes place October 25th on Broadway’s Symphony Space and will feature the PSQ performing the composer’s third string quartet titled “Leaves of an unwritten diary” (2009).

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