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Quartetto di Cremona stops by WCLV: Cleveland for interview and performance

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Internationally renowned for their "extremely mature and lyrical sound" (Strad), the Quartetto di Cremona ( Cristiano Gualco, violin, Paolo Andreoli, violin, Simone Gramaglia, viola, Giovanni Scaglione, cello ) now graces the stages of the most prestigious venues. Their focus and intensity brings life to music from the "tight blend and immaculate voicing" of their Brahms to the "sleek and elegant" dynamic countouring of their Mozart (Strad). The Quartetto di Cremona's dedication to their work as a string quartet shows through their music.

In their upcoming fifth volume of the Complete Beethoven Chamber Music for Strings, the Quartetto di Cremona – currently Italy's most exciting string quartet – present an enraptured late work, the Quartet Op. 132 with the great Adagio "thanksgiving", alongside Beethoven's only String Quintet, Op. 29, this together with Lawrence Dutton, violist of the Emerson String Quartet.

The guys are on a cross-country tour of the United States, and they stopped by WCLV to play Anton Webern's Langsamer Satz in the KeyBank Studio. Two of the members, Cristiano Gualco (violin) and Simone Gramaglia (viola), spoke with Bill O'Connell about their new CD, upcoming performances, and life on the road. 

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