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Press release date: November 2022

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Dudok Quartet Amsterdam  BBT Award 2018
(Shostakovich, Bacewicz)
Rubicon Classics RCD1099   Release 25 November 2022

The music we play is never old or new, but always relevant and present.

Having focused on single composers for its last two sets of albums (Haydn and Brahms), Dudok Quartet Amsterdam returns to the format of thought-provoking pairings and collections of repertoire that established its early reputation.  Its second recording for Rubicon features Shostakovich String Quartet No 5 Op 92 and Bacewicz String Quartet No 4, linked by the Quartet’s own arrangement of a selection of Shostakovich’s Preludes Op 34, originally written for piano.  These composers lived and worked in a time and social environment of repression and control but, although both these quartets were written in 1951, they display contrasting moods. Shostakovich demands intense physical, emotional and intellectual stamina from the players, while the Bacewicz offers an abundance of virtuosic fun and rhythmic exuberance, reflecting her original and independent spirit.

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BBT has supported some intriguing new recording projects which are now coming to fruition for release in early 2023 including:

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BBT20 – Save the Date

Friday 9 June – Sunday 11 June 2023

We are celebrating 20 years of BBT with a weekend of concerts and events at Bold Tendencies Car Park and Wigmore Hall featuring BBT award-winners from across the years:

Multi-Story Orchestra & Children’s Choir · Apollon Musagète Quartet · Quatuor Ébène · Filippo Gorini · Marie-Elisabeth Hecker · Ruby Hughes · Alexi Kenney · Geneva Lewis · Sivan Magen ·  Ema Nikolovska ·  James Newby · Hyeyoon Park · Timothy Ridout · Simone Rubino · Sean Shibe · Mark Simpson ·  Adam Walker · Itamar Zorman … and Mistuko Uchida

More details in January 2023