Stanley Fefferman reviews The Tippett Quartet’s Canadian Debut at Music in the Afternoon

In the first movement of Michael Tippett’s Fifth Quartet, there is a succession of dynamic rippling lines that echoed the cadence of a line in T.S. Eliot’s Burnt Norton: “Quick, said the bird, find them, find them…” This “singing” theme is repeated in the development many times, each time coming round lightly as a ray of sun, concluding with an harmonic rainbow by the cello and violin playing several octaves apart. READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE

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