Cuarteto Quiroga Launches U.S. Tour with an Auspicious Label Debut Featuring Pianist Javier Perianes
Spain's Cuarteto Quiroga's new recording, PIANO QUINTETS, features two major, yet seldom heard works, by Enrique Granados and Joaquín Turina. The release coincides with the launch of the group’s U.S. tour on November 13th at the University of California in San Diego. The tour extends through November 22nd with dates in Colorado, Ohio and Pennsylvania before concluding at Lincoln Center in New York.
Written a dozen years apart (1895-1907), the two piano quintets display multiple affinities with the French chamber music of the period. At the same time, these masterpieces bear witness to the vitality of Spanish music at the dawn of the new century. “Precise and perfectly balanced” (New York Times), Cuarteto Quiroga features violinists Aitor Hevia and Cibrán Sierra, violist Josep Puchades, and cellist Helena Poggio. Pianist Javier Perianes joins the quartet on the new album that reveals the fertile imagination of these two Andalusian composers and their total mastery of the genre.
High recommendations from All Music Guide: "The performances are Spanish to the core and are exceptionally good" - and Miami Classica : "An excellent CD (...) direct, splendid, rich, authentic interpretations (...) a hypnotic, addictive recital which asks you to listen to it more and more", have gotten the album off to a strong start in advance of its release!
Cuarteto Quiroga U.S. Tour
NOV 13 Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, UCSD - San Diego, CA
NOV 16 West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church - Cleveland, OH
NOV 18 David H. Stull Recital Hall, Oberlin College - Oberlin, OH
NOV 20 Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem - Bethlehem, PA
NOV 22 Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center - New York, NY