Reviews

Es ist hörbar Musik, zu der das hervorragende kanadische Quatuor Bozzini eine große Affinität besitzt. So wird jede Gestalt nachdrücklich, jeder Zusammenklang bekommt Raum und Tiefe.

Reinhard Schulz, Neuen Musikzeitung, May 1, 2008

Canons + Hoquets (CD) album review

In their similarities and differences they make an inspiring anthology…

Dolf Mulder, Vital, no. 624, April 22, 2008

Canons + Hoquets (CD) album review

Le premier affectionne les canons sensuels et langoureux; le second préfère une musique primesautière et nerveuse.

François Couture, CFLX 95.5 FM, January 22, 2008

Canons + Hoquets (CD) album review

The revered Montréal-based Quatuor Bozzini are great modern explorers. Transcending musical traditions is their entire raison d’être. […] a confident work of art; something other-worldly, textured, occasionally repetitious, fragmented, canonic and medieval. It’ll freak your entourage, and inspire you to new heights. It’s gloriously pompous, really.

Eric Theriault, Panpot, October 28, 2007

Canons + Hoquets (CD) album review

… this album is achingly beautiful and is dripping with the intensity and sensuality created by a group of musicians playing difficult music with great passion…

Richard Pinnell, Richard Pinnell Blog, August 22, 2007

String Quartets (CD) album review

Das Streichquartett Namenlose Gärten entstand 2003 für das kanadisch-deutsche Quatuor Bozzini und wird von diesem Ensemble fabelhaft ausgeleuchtet.

Ludolf Baucke, MusikTexte, no. 114, August 1, 2007

Und. Ging. Außen. Vorüber. (CD) album review

A new must-have for you to discover.

BLG, Downtown Music Gallery, June 1, 2007

Steve Reich: Different Trains (CD) album review

Quatuor Bozzini’s Different Trains turns a new page in the history of contemporary music. It provides a new landmark.

Wayside Music, January 1, 2007

Steve Reich: Different Trains (CD) album review

This otherworldly quartet conjures the a cappella passages of Verdi’s Requiem.

Grant Chu Covell, La Folia, December 1, 2006

String Quartets (CD) album review

Montréal is well worth the trip.

Grant Chu Covell, La Folia, December 1, 2006

Portrait Montréal (CD) album review

The quartet reinvigorate the piece with its intense playing and attention to detail…

Stephen Fruitman, Sonomu, March 10, 2006

Steve Reich: Different Trains (CD) album review

… une heureuse et dynamique relecture de l’œuvre.

Pierre Durr, Revue & Corrigée, no. 67, March 1, 2006

Steve Reich: Different Trains (CD) album review

The Quatuor Bozzini… has produced a vivid, gutsy recording.

Margles, The WholeNote, no. 11:5, February 1, 2006

Steve Reich: Different Trains (CD) album review

Quatuor Bozzini have done an excellent job of bringing it to life.

Sarah Zachrich, Splendid E-Zine, December 29, 2005

Steve Reich: Different Trains (CD) album review

On peut remercier le Quatuor Bozzini d’avoir revisité cette partition à la fois mouvante et émouvante…

Dominique Denis, L’Express, December 20, 2005

Steve Reich: Different Trains (CD) album review

Quatuor Bozzini va il merito di averla ripescata 15 anni dopo quella del Kronos Quartet e molti fans so che gradiranno.

Gino Dal Soler, Blow Up, no. 91, December 1, 2005

Steve Reich: Different Trains (CD) album review

Immediately ranks in the top for 2005.

Bart Plantenga, wReck thiS MeSS, November 7, 2005

Steve Reich: Different Trains (CD) album review

D’une réalisation soignée…

Guy Marceau, La Presse, October 22, 2005

Steve Reich: Different Trains (CD) album review

Très belle interprétation d’une œuvre profonde et saisissante.

François Nadon, Ici Montréal, October 13, 2005

Steve Reich: Different Trains (CD) album review

Dans le jeu du Quatuor Bozzini la précision et la vivacité trouvent un équilibre idéal… Le Quatuor Bozzini souligne de façon admirable les cellules structurelles. En dépit d’une formidable impression d’accomplissement du jeu, la froide perfection est bannie.

Ludolf Baucke, MusikTexte, no. 106, September 1, 2005

Portrait Montréal (CD) album review

… mais le tout demeure un joli portrait de nos compositeurs montréalais.

Nicolas Pelletier, emoRAGEi, no. 23, March 9, 2005

Portrait Montréal (CD) album review

Picked as the Prix Opus 2001 “Discovery of the Year,” this is indeed an ensemble to watch.

David Olds, The WholeNote, no. 10:6, March 1, 2005

Portrait Montréal (CD) album review

Raffiné.

Gabriel Bélanger, SOCAN, Paroles & Musique, no. 12:1, March 1, 2005

Portrait Montréal (CD) album review

… des croisements subtils et complexes entre les quatre musiciens.

Pierre Durr, Revue & Corrigée, no. 63, March 1, 2005

Portrait Montréal (CD) album review

… Quatuor Bozzini gives us both something to treasure now, and further delights to look forward to.

Brett McCallon, Splendid E-Zine, February 24, 2005

Portrait Montréal (CD) album review

What strikes me first listening to this CD is the enthousiastic and daring playing by this quartet… First of all this CD introduces us to a great and ‘fresh’ string quartet and secondly it offers a well-balanced portrait of modern composed music from Canada.

Dolf Mulder, Vital, no. 456, January 5, 2005

Portrait Montréal (CD) album review

Une collection qui nous réserve bien des surprises.

Réjean Beaucage, Voir, December 23, 2004

Portrait Montréal (CD) album review

L’excellent Quatuor Bozzini grave un premier disque à l’image de son mandat de faire découvrir les musiques contemporaines d’ici. Il le fait très bien, avec cohésion et personnalité, avec l’éclectique Portrait Montréal.

Guy Marceau, La Presse, December 4, 2004

Portrait Montréal (CD) album review

Une très bonne nouvelle que ce premier disque du Quatuor Bozzini…

Réjean Beaucage, La Scena Musicale, no. 10:4, December 1, 2004

Portrait Montréal (CD) album review