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Alexander Balanescu: The Aggressive Lyricism

Read "Alexander Balanescu: The Aggressive Lyricism" reviewed by Adriana Carcu

Alexander Balanescu, the London-based violinist of Romanian origin, leads the avant- garde string quartet Balanescu Quartet, formed in 1987. Before that, Balanescu was part of the Michael Nyman Ensemble and Arditti Quartet. Ever since he has worked closely with artists of various musical orientations such as saxophonist John Lurie, singer David Byrne, pianists Keith Tippett and Carla Bley, oudist Rabih Abou Khalil, Spiritualised and the Pet Shop Boys.Balanescu has been involved both as a performer and as a ...


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