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    The Doric Quartet on switching to Classical bows


    In this extract from their cover story in the August 2018 issue of The Strad, the British quartet discusses how a recent experiment with Classical bows has taken the players’ musicianship to new heights. Interview by Toby Deller

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    Doric Quartet: Purcell and Britten


    Britten’s own viola takes centre stage in the composer’s quartets

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    Doric Quartet: Mendelssohn String Quartets vol.1


    Structured readings that also capture the intense emotions of the music 

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    Doric Quartet: Haydn op.64 quartets


    Superb performances bring out all the subtlety and wonder of these quartets

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    Holt: Third Quartet, Dennehy: The Weather of It, Gilbert: Haven of Mysteries


    The Strad Issue: August 2017Description: Exciting performances of new music captured live in London Musicians: Jack Quartet, Doric Quartet, Carducci Quartet, Guy Johnston (cello)Composer: Holt, Dennehy, GilbertCatalogue Number: NMC NMCD216 Wigmore Hall shows its commitment to developing chamber music repertoire with Bracing ...

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    Haydn: Six String Quartets op.76


    The Strad Issue: June 2016 Description: The Doric players relish Haydn’s late set of six quartets Musicians: Doric Quartet Composer: Haydn The Doric Quartet’s accounts of Haydn’s six quartets op.76 are technically assured, carefully determined, strikingly ...

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    Janácek: String Quartets no.1 ‘The Kreutzer Sonata’; no.2 ‘Intimate Letters’. Martinu¯: String Quartet no.3


    The Strad Issue: July 2015Description: Four become one in Janácek’s autobiographical quartet diptychMusicians: Doric QuartetComposer: Janácek, Martinu¯The players of the Doric Quartet clearly appreciate the drama at the heart of Janácek’s two quartets. They emphasise the tragedy of no.1 and one can sense the narrative of Tolstoy’s ...

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    Haydn: String Quartets op.20


    The Strad Issue: January 2015Description: Modern-instrument Haydn performed with period sensitivitiesMusicians: Doric QuartetComposer: HaydnListening to the Doric Quartet’s excellent op.20 set, one is struck by Haydn’s inventiveness. This is indeed visceral and subversive music, and this admirable group brings out all these tendencies beautifully. As I suggested ...