Brahms: Clarinet Quintet, A Minor String Quartet (Kam, Jerusalem Quartet)

The Jerusalem’s repaint an old warhorse in delicate colours.

Stenhammar: String Quartets Nos 3 & 4 (Stenhammar Quartet)

Musical ‘pentimento’ from a neglected Swedish master.

Ibert: Chamber Music (Bridge Quartet)

French trifles sold short by indifferent performances.

Beethoven: String Quartets Vol 2 (Belcea Quartet)

Voice of God comes down to earth but still rings out loud and clear.

Schoenberg, Tchaikovsky: Verklärte Nacht, Souvenir de Florence (Emerson String Quartet)

Emerson Quartet and friends send their cellist off in style.

Violinist makes one-man stand against Putin's anti-gay laws

Keith Pascoe, violinist of the Vanbrugh Quartet, stands down for upcoming Moscow trip.

Live review: Elias String Quartet (Musica Viva)

From Haydn's rheumatics to Hindson's supernova, this young quartet is an object lesson in ensemble.

JACK: Will the last one out please turn the lights back on?

The innovative American string quartet, with a penchant for performing in the dark, comes to Carriageworks.

Verdi, Wolff, Piazzola: Various (Brodsky Quartet)

The legendary quartet sits back and lets the sun shine in.

Dvořák, Smetana: String Quartets (Tokyo String Quartet)

A legendary quartet decides it's time to Czech out.

Ginastera, Dvořák, Shostakovich: String Quartets (Simón Bolívar)

Quartets south of the border – playing the Venezuelan way.

Chausson: String Quartets (Pike, Poster, Doric Quartet)

Über-romantic Chausson from a young English quartet.

July issue of Limelight: Maria Callas – The Ultimate Diva

A look at opera singers old and new, from Callas to Kaufmann, with more than a side glance at Shostakovich and Salieri.

Keeping up with the Goldners

Four projects, two couples, one ensemble – it’s a full-time juggling job for a quartet of Australia’s busiest musicians.

Carl Vine: String Quartets (Goldner Quartet)

A confident portrait of an Australian composer across three decades.

Zelenski · Zarebski: Piano Quintet, Piano Quartet

Polish Romantics get out and about at last.

Dvořák: Piano Quintet, String Quartet in F (American)

Daredevil Dvořák from a 20-year-old wunderkind and more subdued strings.

Schubert: String Quintet (Takács Quartet)

Time stands still during Schubert's sublime String Quintet.

A Quartet of fakers: Pauline Collins' lip-synching opera singer

British actress Pauline Collins pays lip service to Verdi in Dustin Hoffman's new film Quartet.

Jazz legend and classical composer Dave Brubeck has died

The pioneering jazz pianist, famous for Take Five, made classical music swing.

Juilliard String Quartet recruits new viola player

Roger Tapping replaces current Juilliard viola player Samuel Rhodes in September 2013.

Sealed with a Kuss: the special bond of a string quintet

Violist Naoko Shimizu joins forces with the Kuss Quartet, formed when they were in their teens.

Aussie quartet takes on Etihad Airways to get violin on board

Violinist Tor Frømyhr was allowed to take his violin on board the Frankfurt-Abu Dhabi flight only after four young musicians intervened

When music makes time stand still: the ACO takes on Messiaen

Two intimate chamber works make a seriously big impact.

GLAZUNOV: String Quartets Vol 5, Nos 1 & 7 (Utrecht String Quartet)

German label breathes new life into old-fashioned quartets.

Takacs Quartet returns to Australia

Formed in 1975, the ensemble presents music that is "dark and depressing, glorious and wonderful".

Australian String Quartet acquire four rare Guadagnini instruments

The world's only set of matching Guadagninis, worth millions, is on permanent loan to the ASQ.

Tokyo String Quartet calls it quits

The ensemble prepares to take their final bow after more than 40 years together.

St Lawrence String Quartet: cool kids on campus

The Stanford-based ensemble tours Australia with oboist Diana Doherty.

MESSIAEN: Quartet for the End of Time; Zemlinsky: Trio (Ensemble Liaison; Wilma Smith)

Ensemble Liaison master Messiaen's extreme virtuosity with flying colours.

Live review: The Escher Quartet at Perth Festival

More Brahms with your Webern, sir?

Amiina out of the shadows: Iceland's sextet down under

Sigur Rós's former string section has come into its own, bringing bucketloads of instruments, quirky tunes and charm to the Sydney Festival.

FANDANGO (guitar: Karin Schaupp; The Flinders Quartet)

Schaupp and the Flinders Quartet combine fiery eloquence with sparkling wit and reflective calm.

ELGAR: Piano Quintet, String Quartet, Piano Works (Goldner Quartet; Piers Lane)

Australians the Goldner String Quartet and pianist Piers Lane explore Elgar's exquisite, unfairly neglected chamber music.

Australian Festival of Chamber Music: Opening Night

Messiaen magic meets an ode to misery at Townsville's annual classical extravaganza.

MOZART: String Quartets K157, K458, K589 (Jerusalem Quartet)

The Jerusalem Quartet captures Mozart's youthful zest and deep reflection.

The Emerson String Quartet, Leif Ove Andsnes sign to Sony

Sony Classical lures major artists away from EMI Classics and Deutsche Grammophon in two surprise signings.

Piers Lane announces Australian Festival of Chamber Music lineup

Sydneysiders just keep coming back to Townsville for their chamber music fix, says the festival director.

Core members of the Australian String Quartet depart

First violin and violist will part ways with the all-female group at the end of the 2011 season.

BEETHOVEN String Quartets Nos 6, 13 (Artemis Quartet)

The cellist Eckart Runge once commented that his Artemis Quartet strives to bring music to life as if it had been written today.

LIGETI String Quartets 1, 2; Lux Aeterna; Ramifications; Choral works; Six Bagatelles (Artemis Quartet; Chamber Orchestra of Toulouse/Auriacombe; Barry Tuckwell Wind Quintet; Groupe Vocal de France)

György Ligeti (1923-2006) was undoubtedly a major figure in 20th century music, a composer whose style one commentator described as part of the century’s “vocabulary”.

BARTÓK Quartet No 4 LIGETI Metamorphoses Nocturnes KURTAG Microludes (Cuarteto Casals)

Cuarteto Casuals play three smart quartets.
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