Rave review for The Pacifica Quartet's performances of Carter, Janáček, and Beethoven
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Rave review for The Pacifica Quartet's performances of Carter, Janáček, and Beethoven

"In the fifth quartet by Mr. Carter... their efforts paid off in an engrossing, characterful performance of the dozen short movements, in which brash dissonances are playfully contrasted with emotive outbursts and lyrical interludes. The high harmonics of the Adagio sereno unfolded with a luminescent tranquillity. The otherworldly character of Mr. Carter’s two 'Fragments' for string quartet, written in the 1990s, was illuminated with similar delicacy."

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