Festival Music review: Chiaroscuro Quartet, Queens Hall

WITH a first half consisting of two pre-Romantic composers, one might have expected that the expressive range of the Chiaroscuro Quartet would be limited. J.S. Bach’s instrumental music can seem drily academic, while Haydn may prioritise refinement over subjective feelings. But such emotional emptiness was entirely missing in the Chiaroscuro’s performance, which never fell short of riveting.

Read the full review on The Herald.

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