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Quartetto di Cremona plays Harrogate's Wesley Chapel / Harrogate Informer

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For those who have never seen a great string quartet live and up close… you must: it's a truly stunning experience and non-more so than the recital given last Thursday 9th July at Wesley Chapel by the Quartetto di Cremona. They played with energy and consummate mastery of every musical detail; immaculately phrased bel canto lines effortlessly interwoven to transport a captivated audience on a journey through the musical riches of Italy.

The program which offered works by Boccherini, Respighi, Puccini and Verdi was essentially a master class in string quartet playing, the richness and warmth of the sound was remarkable. From the slightest whisper to the strongest forte, every note seemed to reach out as if to tell you something. Given the festivals chosen theme of creating a sense of place it is hard to imagine artists who could better fit the bill.  READ THE FULL Harrogate Informer REVIEW