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QdC violist Simone Gramalia speaks with WGTE: Toledo about new Beethoven String Quartets recording

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Interview with WGTE's Brad Cresswell

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.

Now Audite has released the Quartetto's firth volume of Complete Beethoven String Quartets  which presents not only the Op. 132 String Quartet but also Beethoven's only original String Quintet. Lawrence Dutton, the violist of the Emerson String Quartet, joins the Quartetto for the Beethoven's Quintet, Op. 29.

Violist Simone Gramalia speaks with WGTE: Toledo - Brad Cresswell s about the new album