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St Lawrence Centre For The Arts: Jane Mallett Theatre
|St Lawrence String Quartet at Music Toronto make Haydn, Britten and Zwilich sing|
|People want to be in love and to live forever. That is not how things work out. Haydn explores this contradiction in his string quartets. What makes each quartet different is how Haydn resolves musically the way things do work out. The St Lawrence String Quartet bolded the elements of this contradiction in their contrasty treatment of two Haydn quartets, one early and one late, and extended this bold style of interpretation to works by Britten and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich. They made the music sing in a way that was vital and refreshing.
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