*2012 Gramophone Editor's Choice* for Alfred Schnittke • Quatuors À Cordes 1-4
“The obvious point of reference here is the Kronos Quartet's cycle … But after hearing Quatuor Molinari play the same pieces I don't think I'll be going back.” - Gramophone Magazine
The multi award-winning Molinari Quartet returns with its third recording dedicated to the chamber music of R. Murray Schafer. The quartet’s 2003 recording of Schafer's Quartet no. 8, Theseus, Beauty and the Beast garnered recognition from the Académie Charles Cros (France), an OPUS prize for Album of the Year, and a 2004 Juno Award which they shared with Schafer, who celebrated his 80th birthday in 2012.
Internationally acclaimed since its founding in 1997, the Molinari Quartet has established a mandate to perform works from the 20th and 21st centuries, repertoire for string quartet, and to commission new works.