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RUEHR 'Icarus' and other chamber music
on The Gramophone

7.2022

...One could not ask for a more committed roster of performers. The Worlds Revolve and Icarus were commissioned for the Borromeo Quartet to perform with Donald Berman and John Manasse respectively, whose exemplary performances are captured here in fine sound. Insect Dances was written for the Arneis Quartet, whose vivacious rendition concludes the disc. They were co-commissioners, with the Quartet Nouveau and Delgani Quartet, of the Seventh; the Delgani are the captivating executants here. Once again, Mark Wilsher has remastered the recordings, made on four occasions in 2019 and 2021, with consummate skill. Recommended.

https://www.gramophone.co.uk/review/ruehr-icarus-and-other-chamber-music

Arneis Quartet on The Boston Globe 

12.9.2018

The Boston-based Arneis Quartet (violinists Heather Braun and Rose Drucker, violist Daniel Doña, cellist Agnes Kim) takes its name from a variety of grape that is notoriously difficult to cultivate. Wine aficionado websites reveal many things that can go wrong with the fruit; harvest it too late, or the weather’s too warm, or disease spreads through the vineyard, and it’s all over.

The three American works that the string quartet performed Friday night at Massachusetts Institute of Technology were appropriately devilish for a group named for such a grape: the rhythmic labyrinth of Elena Ruehr’s String Quartet No. 3, the heady hymns of John Harbison’s String Quartet No. 3, the lightning-in-a-jar modernism of Ruth Crawford Seeger’s String Quartet. With high risks came high reward, and the Arneis Quartet offered an intense, indelible experience to the small crowd in Killian Hall... 

https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/music/2018/12/09/the-arneis-quartet-flowers-mit/8cHg29tXj3BiQroFPyh7EL/story.html

Britten’s Pure Admiration for Purcell
on The Boston Musical Intelligencer

11.4.2018

...The influence of Purcell, whom Britten held in great esteem, infused the entire event. Britten filled his Quartet No. 2 in C Major, written in 1945 for the 250th anniversary of Purcell’s death, with the earlier composer’s expressive devices, though transformed by 20th-century sensibilities. And in particular, his use of the archaic term Chacony for the third movement paid special homage. The Arneis Quartet (first violinist Heather Braun-Bakken, second violinist Rose Drucker, violist Daniel Doña, and cellist Agnes Kim) ably met Britten’s demands for the expressive possibilities of the quartet medium. Doña also wrote the very lucid, erudite program notes...

https://www.classical-scene.com/2018/11/04/britten-purcell/

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https://www.classical-scene.com/2022/06/08/emmanuel-dinnerstein/

 

12.22,2020

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on Seen and Heard International

https://seenandheard-international.com/2020/12/white-snake-projects-gives-voice-to-essential-workers/

 

5.17,2020

Sing Out Strong: DeColonized Voices

on The Boston Musical Intelligencer

https://www.classical-scene.com/2020/05/17/decolonized-vocies/

2.6.2018

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on The Boston Musical Intelligencer

https://www.classical-scene.com/2018/02/06/emmanuel-leipzig/

 

11.3.2017

Wordless Poetry, Singerless Song

on The Boston Musical Intelligencer

https://www.classical-scene.com/2017/11/03/singerless-song/
 

9.24.2017

Emmanuel Music debuts an intriguing late night of music and poetry

on Boston Classical Review

http://bostonclassicalreview.com/2017/09/emmanuel-music-debuts-an-intriguing-late-night-of-music-and-poetry/

 

9.24.2017

Emmanuel Music Has Another Hit

on The Boston Musical Intelligencer

https://www.classical-scene.com/2017/09/24/late-night-emanuel/

 

5.2.2016

Mendelssohn Beyond the Facile

on The Boston Musical Intelligencer

http://www.classical-scene.com/2016/05/02/mendelssohn-arneis-emmanuel/

 

4.23.2015

Musical Connections to T. S. Eliot

on The Boston Musical Intelligencer

http://www.classical-scene.com/2015/04/23/musical-t-s-eliot/

 

4.3.2015

Arneis Quartet Concert at BU's Morse Auditorium

on classicmusic.tumblr.com

http://classicmusic.tumblr.com/post/115432620795/arneis-quartet-at-bus-morse-auditorium-march-31

 

3.20.2015

Meet the Arneis Quartet!

on Winsor Music

http://winsormusic.org/news-all/2015/3/17/meet-the-arneis-quartet

11.18.2014

Mendelssohn and Wolf Seeking Connections

on The Boston Musical Intelligencer

http://www.classical-scene.com/2014/11/18/mendelssohn-wolf-emmanuel/

 

6.20.2013

"Wind and Whimsy" at Mohawk Trail Concerts

on The Boston Musical Intelligencer

https://www.classical-scene.com/2013/07/20/whimsy-mohawk/

 

4.5.2013

Crisp Yet Full-bodied Blend from Arneis

on The Boston Musical Intelligencer

http://classical-scene.com/2013/04/05/crisp/

 

12.6.2011

Liquid Gold from Arneis

on The Boston Musical Intelligencer

http://classical-scene.com/2011/12/06/arneis/