MUSICAL AMERICA - Ojai Festival, Not for the Faint of Heart

...All six of Bartók's string quartets were performed over three programs, a first in the festival's history. The superb Calder Quartet, in a memorable Ojai debut, captured the composer's developing "night music" style in the Fourth, the Bulgarian folk-rhythms in the Fifth's scherzo and trio, and the slight bitterness in the melancholy Sixth's “Marcia” and “Burletta.”...Download PDF