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The Balanescu Quartet Retrospective

The Balanescu Quartet

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    London based, but Romanian to the core, Alexander Balanescu rose to fame as the distinctive violinist on Michael Nyman’s film scores of the 80s. His celebrated string quartet (which can name drop Spiritualized, Pet Shop Boys and Stateless alongside their classical collaborators) returns to Adelaide, home to some of their fondest concert memories, with a retrospective of their 30 illustrious years. If the soundtrack to Meryl Tankard’s Possessed still haunts you or if you, loved them at WOMADelaide, or if you’re just curious to see how the Town Hall copes with its loudest chamber recital ever, be there as it throbs with hits from two albums steeped in the music of Alexander’s mother country: Luminitza, and Maria T, the homage to its greatest popular singer, Maria Tanase. And, needless to say, those sweet and witty Kraftwork arrangements which started it all.


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  • Credits

    Music by Alexander Balanescu
    Performed by The Balanescu Quartet
    Violin Alexander Balanescu
    Violin James Shenton
    Viola Katie Wilkinson
    Cello Nick Holland
    Sound Projection David Kent

    Image Phil Simmons

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