Ives Quartet

Last Words from the Ives Quartet (Review)

Tonight, however, it was impossible not to appreciate the intense attack that began the first movement of this four movement quartet, and the color evident throughout it. Incredibly rich and complex, as performed by the IQ, it seemed impossible that this was a string quartet.

A look at the rag trade… by the Ives Quartet

Harrison’s remarks about Bolcom feeling like an un-selfconsciously American composer apply here because Bolcom’s confidently letting parts of the European musical toolbox (like serial sequences) go crazy within an exclusively American frame.

Back with the Ives Quartet

Musumeli attacks the demanding frenetic passages that alternate with the more lyrical ones with a pointedness that resonates long after the piece has ended.

Bay Area Stage: Mike Tyson, Kurt Bodden at The Marsh, ‘Dead Metaphor’ at A.C.T.

Bay Area Stage This Week: Mike Tyson Undisputed Truth, Pageant the Musical, Steve Seabrook: Better than You, Intimate Tchaikovsky and Dead Metaphor at A.C.T. in San Francisco.

With ‘Osmosis’ Ives Quartet flouts convention

Performed by the IQ, these errors seemingly get magnified, as a delicious bit of silliness, to let the audience in on a joke that hasn’t survived the passage of time particularly well.
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The Ives Quartet strikes again: Death and the Maiden

The better part of the Ives Quartet salon was given over to the Quartet in D Minor, which Schubert (who died of tertiary syphilis at the young age of 31) wrote in anticipation of his demise.
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Autumnal evening with the Ives Quartet

The enormous contrast in timbre, volume and intensity that the Ives brought to this piece would sound altogether schizophrenic if performed by a lesser group.

Review: Ives Quartet offers Dvorák and Schulhoff

Schuloff’s aching viola train whistle and broken mechanistic end to this 1923 movement seems to foretell the disaster that would follow.
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Ives Quartet announces 13th season of peninsula concerts and Sunday salons

Three afternoon salon events will be presented at an historical home in Palo Alto.
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Review: Ives Quartet Salon with Elinor Armer

Not being a violinist, this cracked open the door a wee touch into how the magic is made.