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John Adams: Absolute Jest
San Francisco Symphony
John Adams: String Quartet
Shostakovich: Quartets nos. 3, 7 & 8
Osvaldo Golijov: Yiddishbbuk
They’ve broken out beyond Canada’s borders like no other artist since Glenn Gould. Their irreverent, spontaneous approach to the classics, as well as their devotion to new music, has made them a model for what the modern-day string quartet should be. This Schumann disc — their debut — won them a Juno and was one of Canada’s most prominent classical music offerings to the world.
A rare gift for combining interpretive spontaneity and fierce musical commitment