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  1. The Balanescu Quartet is a contemporary music ensemble formed in Its guiding force has been the Romanian virtuoso violinist and composer Alexander Balanescu, who has led the quartet across musical frontiers into new uncharted territory. This search to push the limits of the string quartet, has revealed an ensemble nearer to a band rather.
  2. Wine’s So Good, part of a successful disc the quartet devoted to the music of Romanian singer Maria Tanase, is particularly affecting with the folksy swing and melodic attention to detail from fellow countryman Balanescu. Some of the pieces have a relentless drive, and East, with the quartet amplified and ready for action, digs in sharply.
  3. Maria T is a cycle of pieces based on the songs of Maria Tanase, a popular Romanian singer of the s and '50s whose music Balanescu reinterprets for his own ensemble, the Balanescu String Quartet, and percussionist Steve Arguelles.
  4. For Balanescu, it represented the lights beckoning him to the homeland his family left in ‘A little bit of hope in the darkness. That even after the downfall of Ceaucescu’s totalitarian regime in still shrouds Romania.’ The album utilized samples and programmed percussion, and was completely self-penned by Balanescu and Connors.
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  6. Alexander Bălănescu. likes. Leader of the renowned Balanescu Quartet, Alexander Balanescu is a prolific composer as well as one of the world's most visionary and exciting violin players, bringing.
  7. Balanescu Quartet Maria T By Chris Whibbs Published Jul 01, Although composer Alexander Balanescu and his quartet may have touched on his Eastern European roots on earlier albums like.
  8. Jul 04,  · When the Balanescu Quartet tour their latest album, the gorgeous Maria T, a ghost will be onstage. The album is a homage to one of Alexander Balanescu’s earliest musical influences, iconic Romanian folk-singer Maria Tanase, and Balanescu is hoping the multimedia live event will conjure her spirit. Balanescu sees the album as an emotional re-connection.