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Sooo beautiful!

These pieces were written for a dance, so when you listen to them, there is a real conveyance of movement and emotion. His music is (to me) composed of repeating melodies that combine in a greater theme to move the entire piece forward. My favorite String Quartet piece of his is String Quartet No.2: 3.III, because it starts out in a place of deep introspection, and rises to a place of enlightenment and joy. It makes me so happy.

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Genre: Classical

Years Active: '90s

Alexander Balanescu (b. 11 June 1954, Bucharest, Romania), the son of a university professor, was raised in Romania before his family moved to Israel in 1969. After two years he relocated to London, England, to take up violin studies (he also spent time at the Juillard School of Music in New York). He formed the Balanescu Quartet in 1987, initially joined by Clare Connors (second violin), Bill Hawkes (viola) and Caroline Dale (cello). Having already developed strong working relationships with fellow...
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Michael Nyman: String Quartets Nos.1-3, Balanescu Quartet
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Classical, Music
  • Released: Jan 01, 1991

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