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Quartetto di Cremona plays The San Antonio Chamber Music Society / Texas Public Radio interview

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Quartetto di CremonaThey're coming from nearly halfway around the world to perform in San Antonio. The San Antonio Chamber Music Society is bringing the Quartetto to Temple Beth El this Sunday afternoon November 16 for an elegant, well-executed evening of chamber music. 

Texas Public Radio's Jack Morgan reached Cristiano Gualco about the concert and the small northern Italian city of Cremona, with a fine musical tradition which brought together the Quartetto. Gualco said: ""We were born as a quartet in Cremona, and the violin makers Stradivari, Guarneri and Amati, the three great violin makers, they were born there, they worked in Cremona."

Gualco went on: "Apparently, we have a particular kind of sound. Every time we play abroad, they tell us we have an Italian sound. And we never really understood what is an Italian sound because we don't try to make an Italian sound."

LISTEN TO MORE OF THE TPR INTERVIEW with Cristiano Gualco