Saturday, November 12, 2005

Borodin Quartet

Stuck around Berkeley to hear Borodin Quartet at First Congregational Church. Substantial all-Russian program. Quartet founded in 1945 & still has its original cellist, now 80! Muddy church accoustic. High technical level of playing. Especially strong 1st violinist. Decisive attacks & phrasing. No need to make concessions for the age of the cellist. In fact his playing is astonishingly efficient.

The venue needs more restrooms.

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