The great three B’s of classical music? Bach, Beethoven, Brahms? No! According to the young dutch Belinfante Quartet, the great three B’s are Bologne, Bosmans and Britten. Bologne, Joseph Bologne Chevalier de Saint-George, was nicknamed The black Mozart during his days, but we now realize how degrading this nickname really was. He was a universal man: not only a composer, but a fencing master and revolutionary army captain as well. Unfortunately, lots of his opera’s, symphonies and concertos got lost. His string quartets are rediscovered in recent years.
Thanks to, among others, the Belinfante Quartet, over the last years Henriëtte Bosmans’ String Quartet has become the pinnacle of the Dutch string quartet scene. An impressionistic string quartet that’s not inferior to Ravel’s or Debussy’s?
Bologna String Quartet Op. 1/6 | Bosmans string quartet | Britten String Quartet No. 2