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Author archive: Nick Breckenfield

Contemplating Commissioning

by David Faber, Dudok Quartet Amserdam
In the fifteen years since we founded the Dudok Quartet Amsterdam, our group has interacted with a multitude of artists over a wide spectrum of disciplines. From the most obvious neighbouring specialisms such as keyboardist and wind instrument players, we went on to collaborate with singers, dancers, choreographers and conductors, through to audio engineers, TV […]

Verified in Peckham: BBT20 Day 1

by Nick Breckenfield
You never know, two years out when formulating a celebratory weekend, what the weather might hold for you.  Choosing June – the dates originally determined by availability of Wigmore Hall for a whole weekend – might put the odds in our favour for good weather, but it is Britain we’re talking about, with its famously […]

Brahms and Freedom

by Judith van Driel
In an article written for The Arts Desk, reprinted here with permission, Judith van Driel, first violinist of the Dudok Quartet Amsterdam writes on approaching the elusive and unreachable in four chamber masterpieces as Rubicon Classics releases Brahms String Quartets and his Second String Sextet In every life there are moments of great significance. Experiences […]


by Jan Brokken
As part of its focus on Brahms Third String Quartet, originally scheduled for the ‘lost’ 20-21 season, the Dudok Quartet Amsterdam commissioned Dutch writer Jan Brokken for an essay on the work.  Reprinted here with permission and downloadable in both Dutch and English, Brokken’s essay is illustrated with images from the Quartet’s complete recording of […]