Album Review: Calidore String Quartet

Calidore String Quartet

The world is filled with excellent quartets, and here comes another, whose debut disc features elegant and vibrant performances of works by Haydn and Mendelssohn. The Calidore Quartet, formed in 2010 at the Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles, derives its name from the words California and dore, French for 'golden'. 

Whatever their name may imply, the Calidore players are the epitome of confidence and finesse. They collaborate as if engaged in a series of engrossing, sympathetic and intense conversations - so much the better to characterise the qualities in the music on their stands.  

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