Tokyo String Quartet Play Bartók’s String Quartets 4 and 5 reviewed by Stanley Fefferman

Bartok used folk music to find his own voice as a composer of classical music. He roamed the Balkans, North Africa and the Middle East to rediscover models of what is music to our ears, much in the same spirit as Picasso and others searched out models of primitive representations to refresh what we see.  Last evening, the Tokyo String Quartet seemed to bring back the original freshness of Bartok’s and Haydn’s (the inventor the string quartet) discoveries. READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE

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