Monday, 7 March 2016
Chamber Music New Zealand
You sit. They stand. It’s a trademark of the Brodsky Quartet’s “engaging communicative style”, according to Euan Murdoch, Chamber Music New Zealand’s former Chief Executive. He describes them as a “phenomenal group” with programming that’s “always incredibly inventive”. They led the charge when crossover became popular, teaming up in the 1990s with Elvis Costello, and later Björk.
The Brodsky Quartet has given over 3000 concerts and released more than 60 recordings since they first formed in 1972. The cellist and second violinist are original members.
Sharing their energy and craftsmanship with the next generation, they are currently International Fellows of Chamber Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
SCHUBERT: String Quartet No 12 in C minor, Quartettsatz; SHOSTAKOVICH: String Quartet No 3 in F Op 73; BEETHOVEN: String Quartet in A minor Op 132; ELGAR: Chanson de nuit Op 15/1 (recorded in the Auckland Town Hall by RNZ)