Critiques

Formation québécoise partiellement dédicataire de ces partitions, le Quatuor Bozzini en fait valoir l’objectivité par une intonation impeccable et une rythmique de bronze sans oublier qu’il n’est pas un synthétiseur mais la réunion de quatre musiciens.

Gérard Condé, Diapason, 1 décembre 2022

Critique de l’album Tom Johnson: Combinations (CD)

… it’s a testament to the QB’s skill that the four make rhythmic and fluid what could have been a series of academic exercises.

Ken Waxman, Jazz Word, 19 septembre 2022

Critique de l’album Tom Johnson: Combinations (CD)

… the homogenous timbre of a string quartet creates a remarkably dizzying effect which becomes incredibly hypnotic…

Ben Lunn, Morning Star, 8 août 2022

Critique de l’album Three Descriptions of Place and Movement (CD)

The Bozzini Quartet are a perfect ensemble for the challenges of Harrison’s score, its demanding specificity of expression, dynamics, and rhythm. Cascading entrances and myriad bowing techniques and articulations are delivered crisply, with abundant clarity. The work’s sinuous chromaticism is rendered with admirably spot-on tuning.

Christian Carey, Sequenza 21, 31 juillet 2022

Critique de l’album Three Descriptions of Place and Movement (CD)

Les figures répétitives que Johnson utilise d’emblée dans le quatuor dont l’album tire son titre, Combinations, exigent une maîtrise parfaite des instruments et un sens optimal du timing.

Ben Taffijn, Nieuwe Noten, 26 juillet 2022

Critique de l’album Tom Johnson: Combinations (CD)

Avec ses figures géométriques, Oesterle crée ici une sculpture sonore particulièrement convaincante, extrêmement nuancée et richement variée.

Ben Taffijn, Nieuwe Noten, 26 juillet 2022

Critique de l’album Michael Oesterle: Quatuors (CD)

A wonderful document, superbly played by Quatuor Bozzini, and a fine example of Johnson’s very unique approach to… list making.

Brian Olewnick, The Squid’s Ear, 14 juillet 2022

Critique de l’album Tom Johnson: Combinations (CD)

These explorations of instrumental function give the music a more nuanced relationship between melodicism, texture and speech…

Yoshi Maclear Wall, The WholeNote, no 27:7, 20 mai 2022

Critique de l’album Tags (CD)

Performed senza vibrato, Quatuor Bozzini renders these scores with virtuoso precision along with warmth and a subtle lyricism…

Andrew Timar, The WholeNote, no 27:7, 20 mai 2022

Critique de l’album Tom Johnson: Combinations (CD)

Quatuor Bozzini has energetically championed the newest in classical music since 1999 in their Montréal hometown, on tour and on outstanding albums. […] This album’s four substantial string quartets offer an appealing balance between musical straightforwardness and complexity.

Andrew Timar, The WholeNote, no 27:7, 20 mai 2022

Critique de l’album Michael Oesterle: Quatuors (CD)

Interesting works delivered in an inspired performance!

Dolf Mulder, Vital, no 1334, 3 mai 2022

Critique de l’album Michael Oesterle: Quatuors (CD)

Quatuor Bozzini’s championing of this composer, matching his language with a refinement of style that moves from rapid filigree to near-stillness in the same mode of emotion, reveals depths slowly swirling below the undemanding surface.

Ben Harper, Boring Like A Drill, 22 avril 2022

Critique de l’album Michael Oesterle: Quatuors (CD)

… the finale manages to balance didactic clarity with transporting gracefulness.

Seth Colter Walls, The New York Times, 31 mars 2022

Critique de l’album Tom Johnson: Combinations (CD)

… des chansons d’une beauté mélancolique.

Frank P Eckert, Groove, 16 mars 2022

Critique de l’album Tom Johnson: Combinations (CD)

… but already shows pretty well what potential still lies dormant in the free part of jazz and related experimental genres.

Frank P Eckert, Groove, 16 mars 2022

Critique de l’album Tags (CD)

… the music is wonderfully performed by the Bozzini Quartet. Recorded in a church, the music played has a vibrant quality…

Mark Daelmans-Sikkel, Vital, no 1327, 15 mars 2022

Critique de l’album Tom Johnson: Combinations (CD)

On Tags, we find several compositions she created over the past years…

Robert Steinberger, Vital, no 1326, 8 mars 2022

Critique de l’album Tags (CD)

… played with characteristic precision, brio, and warmth by Montréal’s Quatuor Bozzini

Peter Margasak, Bandcamp Daily, 8 mars 2022

Critique de l’album Tom Johnson: Combinations (CD)

Like breathing in sun-kissed arctic air…

Sean Clancy, I Heart Noise, 7 mars 2022

Critique de l’album Tom Johnson: Combinations (CD)

Quatuor Bozzini play this all with the sophistication and lightness of touch that it deserves, to bring out the fullness of its self-discipline and its charm.

Ben Harper, Boring Like A Drill, 26 février 2022

Critique de l’album Tom Johnson: Combinations (CD)

Navigations is a superb way to hear Lucier as he expands out of the Western art music tradition.

George Grella, Bandcamp Daily, 14 février 2022

Critique de l’album Alvin Lucier: Navigations (CD)

Quel magnifique album d’un label qui retient toute mon attention.

Brad Rose, Foxy Digitalis, 11 février 2022

Critique de l’album Tags (CD)

This album, documenting a 2015 Quatuor Bozzini concert devoted to the late ultraminimalist, is a commendable addition to his difficult-to-record legacy.

Michael Schell, Sequenza 21, 3 janvier 2022

Critique de l’album Alvin Lucier: Navigations (CD)

The Best Contemporary Classical of 2021

Peter Margasak, Bandcamp Daily, 23 décembre 2021

Critique de l’album Slower / Talker (CD)

The work explores different instrumental combinations and techniques, with plenty of decisions made by the musicians — a specialty of Bozzini, and a key reason why they developed a strong connection to Wolff, who also wrote his Out of Kilter for them in 2019.

Peter Margasak, Bandcamp Daily, 23 décembre 2021

Critique de l’album 3 String Quartets (CD)

These juxtapositions are performed spotlessly by the estimable Quatuor Bozzini.

Christian Carey, Sequenza 21, 22 décembre 2021

Critique de l’album 3 String Quartets (CD)

Un excursus idéal dans les recherches microtonales et concrètes du doyen de l’expérimentation sonore…

Michele Palozzo, Esoteros, 17 décembre 2021

Critique de l’album Alvin Lucier: Navigations (CD)

The four musicians move from section to section with a collective poise, digging into the textures, dissonances, and atmospherics of the piece to deliver an enthralling performance.

Michael Rosenstein, Point of Departure, 1 décembre 2021

Critique de l’album 3 String Quartets (CD)

It will keep your body warm and your mind beguiled for many hours, through many days.

Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes, 23 novembre 2021

Critique de l’album Sommes (3 × CD)

Navigations is another defining work.

Ken Waxman, Jazz Word, 7 juin 2021

Critique de l’album Alvin Lucier: Navigations (CD)

Avec Navigations, le Quatuor Bozzini nous plonge dans deux voire trois approches différentes du travail du compositeur américain.

Pierre Durr, Revue & Corrigée, no 128, 1 juin 2021

Critique de l’album Alvin Lucier: Navigations (CD)

… the ravishing opening piece The Indistinguishables features the luminescent sounds of Montréal’s Quatuor Bozzini playing dazzling swells, melodic fragments, and resonant pizzicato…

Peter Margasak, Bandcamp Daily, 29 avril 2021

Critique de l’album Slower / Talker (CD)