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Alfred Schnittke composed his four string quartets between 1966 and 1989.
The Molinari Quartet has been internationally acclaimed by the public and critics since its foundation in 1997. They specialise in performing works of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Alfred Schnittke: String Quartet No. 3
Alfred Schnittke: String Quartet No. 1
Alfred Schnittke: String Quartet No. 2
Alfred Schnittke: String Quartet No. 4
Alfred Schnittke: Canon in Memory of Igor Stravinsky
Canon in Memory of Igor Stravinsky
“The Molinaris avoid the Kronos's tendency to overdramatise the material, and their account of the Fourth's persistently fragmenting structure also lets the material do the work. Schnittke embeds ticking time-bombs inside his material...But here they go off inside your brain, not in your face.”
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