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Review – Salon 2018

Review – Salon 2018

The splendid pianist Viktor Valkov joined Camerata’s core string quartet for the annual “Salon” concert of short, mostly light works, Jan. 28 in the University of the Incarnate Word concert hall.

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Review – Notorious HBG

Review – Notorious HBG

Feral and untethered, but also warm and sweet, and always in motion, this was among the most Beethovenian Beethoven performances in my experience, whether live or in recordings.

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Notorious HBG Program Notes

Notorious HBG Program Notes

The astonishing musical score [for Mishima] by Philip Glass utilizes a full orchestra, a string orchestra with percussion, and a string quartet. The quartet portions accompany the six black-and-white flashbacks and are some of the most effective segments of the whole score. Glass has remarked, “At the time of writing the film music, I anticipated the String Quartet sections would be extracted from film score and made into a concert piece in its own right.

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