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Soundings: Quatuor Danel captures Russian spirit in Chamber Music performance

Soundings: Quatuor Danel captures Russian spirit in Chamber Music performance

The Chamber Music Society of Williamsburg presented one of its more unusual programs with Quatuor Danel, a Belgium-based string quartet, in an all-Russian program.

Quatuor Danel has an established reputation as being a leading champion of Russian music, particularly that of Dmitri Shostakovich and the less familiar Mieczyslaw Weinberg, both of whom were well represented in the Feb. 23 program in the Williamsburg Library Theatre, along with other eminent composers of the 19th and 20th centuries.

We've heard enough Russian music on this series to appreciate the maturity and skill and emotional base required to capture and relay the essence of the Russian spirit.Without...

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