Critiques

These explorations of instrumental function give the music a more nuanced relationship between melodicism, texture and speech…

Yoshi Maclear Wall, The WholeNote, no 27:7, 20 mai 2022

Critique de l’album Tags (CD)

Performed senza vibrato, Quatuor Bozzini renders these scores with virtuoso precision along with warmth and a subtle lyricism…

Andrew Timar, The WholeNote, no 27:7, 20 mai 2022

Critique de l’album Tom Johnson: Combinations (CD)

Quatuor Bozzini has energetically championed the newest in classical music since 1999 in their Montréal hometown, on tour and on outstanding albums. [… ] This album’s four substantial string quartets offer an appealing balance between musical straightforwardness and complexity.

Andrew Timar, The WholeNote, no 27:7, 20 mai 2022

Critique de l’album Michael Oesterle: Quatuors (CD)

Interesting works delivered in an inspired performance!

Dolf Mulder, Vital, no 1334, 3 mai 2022

Critique de l’album Michael Oesterle: Quatuors (CD)

Quatuor Bozzini’s championing of this composer, matching his language with a refinement of style that moves from rapid filigree to near-stillness in the same mode of emotion, reveals depths slowly swirling below the undemanding surface.

Ben Harper, Boring Like A Drill, 22 avril 2022

Critique de l’album Michael Oesterle: Quatuors (CD)

… the finale manages to balance didactic clarity with transporting gracefulness.

Seth Colter Walls, The New York Times, 31 mars 2022

Critique de l’album Tom Johnson: Combinations (CD)

… des chansons d’une beauté mélancolique.

Frank P Eckert, Groove, 16 mars 2022

Critique de l’album Tom Johnson: Combinations (CD)

… but already shows pretty well what potential still lies dormant in the free part of jazz and related experimental genres.

Frank P Eckert, Groove, 16 mars 2022

Critique de l’album Tags (CD)

… the music is wonderfully performed by the Bozzini Quartet. Recorded in a church, the music played has a vibrant quality…

Mark Daelmans-Sikkel, Vital, no 1327, 15 mars 2022

Critique de l’album Tom Johnson: Combinations (CD)

On Tags, we find several compositions she created over the past years…

Robert Steinberger, Vital, no 1326, 8 mars 2022

Critique de l’album Tags (CD)

… played with characteristic precision, brio, and warmth by Montréal’s Quatuor Bozzini

Peter Margasak, Bandcamp Daily, 8 mars 2022

Critique de l’album Tom Johnson: Combinations (CD)

Like breathing in sun-kissed arctic air…

Sean Clancy, I Heart Noise, 7 mars 2022

Critique de l’album Tom Johnson: Combinations (CD)

Quatuor Bozzini play this all with the sophistication and lightness of touch that it deserves, to bring out the fullness of its self-discipline and its charm.

Ben Harper, Boring Like A Drill, 26 février 2022

Critique de l’album Tom Johnson: Combinations (CD)

Navigations is a superb way to hear Lucier as he expands out of the Western art music tradition.

George Grella, Bandcamp Daily, 14 février 2022

Critique de l’album Alvin Lucier: Navigations (CD)

Quel magnifique album d’un label qui retient toute mon attention.

Brad Rose, Foxy Digitalis, 11 février 2022

Critique de l’album Tags (CD)

This album, documenting a 2015 Quatuor Bozzini concert devoted to the late ultraminimalist, is a commendable addition to his difficult-to-record legacy.

Michael Schell, Sequenza 21, 3 janvier 2022

Critique de l’album Alvin Lucier: Navigations (CD)

The Best Contemporary Classical of 2021

Peter Margasak, Bandcamp Daily, 23 décembre 2021

Critique de l’album Slower / Talker (CD)

The work explores different instrumental combinations and techniques, with plenty of decisions made by the musicians — a specialty of Bozzini, and a key reason why they developed a strong connection to Wolff, who also wrote his Out of Kilter for them in 2019.

Peter Margasak, Bandcamp Daily, 23 décembre 2021

Critique de l’album 3 String Quartets (CD)

These juxtapositions are performed spotlessly by the estimable Quatuor Bozzini.

Christian Carey, Sequenza 21, 22 décembre 2021

Critique de l’album 3 String Quartets (CD)

Un excursus idéal dans les recherches microtonales et concrètes du doyen de l’expérimentation sonore…

Michele Palozzo, Esoteros, 17 décembre 2021

Critique de l’album Alvin Lucier: Navigations (CD)

The four musicians move from section to section with a collective poise, digging into the textures, dissonances, and atmospherics of the piece to deliver an enthralling performance.

Michael Rosenstein, Point of Departure, 1 décembre 2021

Critique de l’album 3 String Quartets (CD)

It will keep your body warm and your mind beguiled for many hours, through many days.

Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes, 23 novembre 2021

Critique de l’album Sommes (3 × CD)

Navigations is another defining work.

Ken Waxman, Jazz Word, 7 juin 2021

Critique de l’album Alvin Lucier: Navigations (CD)

Avec Navigations, le Quatuor Bozzini nous plonge dans deux voire trois approches différentes du travail du compositeur américain.

Pierre Durr, Revue & Corrigée, no 128, 1 juin 2021

Critique de l’album Alvin Lucier: Navigations (CD)

… the ravishing opening piece The Indistinguishables features the luminescent sounds of Montréal’s Quatuor Bozzini playing dazzling swells, melodic fragments, and resonant pizzicato…

Peter Margasak, Bandcamp Daily, 29 avril 2021

Critique de l’album Slower / Talker (CD)

The result is absolutely stunning.

Chris De Chiara, Avant Music News, 2 avril 2021

Critique de l’album Alvin Lucier: Navigations (CD)

… the group’s razor-sharp precision and empathy helps bring the gripping psychoacoustics of his research into dynamic relief.

Peter Margasak, The Wire, no 446, 1 avril 2021

Critique de l’album Alvin Lucier: Navigations (CD)

The Indistinguishables: the names of 70 species of moth sighted in the UK are recited over sensuous string quartet chords.

Fiona Maddocks, The Guardian, 27 mars 2021

Critique de l’album Slower / Talker (CD)

De souffles et de machines III is a pretty solid album that deserves time…

Nick Roseblade, Vital, no 1277, 22 mars 2021

Critique de l’album De souffles et de machines III (CD)

A true paradigm of the quietly sublimating aesthetics of Alvin Lucier, an irreducible master of contemporary experimentation who, thanks to the passion and sensitivity of the Bozzini Quartet, receives here one of the most substantial discographic tributes released in recent times.

Michele Palozzo, Esoteros, 19 février 2021

Critique de l’album Alvin Lucier: Navigations (CD)

I just need to brush up my knowledge on Lucier again, I thought. This excellent CD is a perfect reminder to do so!

Frans de Waard, Vital, no 1272, 16 février 2021

Critique de l’album Alvin Lucier: Navigations (CD)

L’œuvre d’Alvin Lucier est accessible […] et l’excellente interprétation qu’en fait le Quatuor Bozzini a tout ce qu’il faut pour devenir référentielle.

Normand Babin, Néomémoire, 11 février 2021

Critique de l’album Alvin Lucier: Navigations (CD)