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  Quartet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A string quartet is a form of instrumentation, in Western music tradition, that consists of two violins, a viola, and a cello playing a multi-movement musical composition utilizing the sonata form.
The quartet lineup is very common in rock music, usually, but not always, consisting of two guitars, a bass guitar, and a drum kit.
In Middle East politics, the Quartet on the Middle East is a group of four entities negotiating peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Quartet   (537 words)

 String quartet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A string quartet is a musical ensemble of four string instruments—usually two violins, a viola and cello—or a piece written to be performed by such a group.
The standard string quartet is widely seen as one of the most important forms in chamber music, with most major composers, from the late 18th century onwards, writing string quartets.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's 23 string quartets: the six he dedicated to Haydn in particular (K. 387, 421, 428, 458, 464, 465, Opus 10) are generally considered to be the pinnacle of the classical quartet form.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/String_quartet   (6326 words)

 Joint Statement by the "Quartet"
The Quartet deeply deplores today's tragic killing of Israeli civilians and reiterates its strong and unequivocal condemnation of terrorism, including suicide bombing, which is morally repugnant and has caused great harm to the legitimate aspirations of the Palestinian people for a better future.
The Quartet members, in their individual capacity and jointly, pledge all possible efforts to realize the goals of reform, security and peace and reaffirm that progress in the political, security, economic, humanitarian, and institution-building fields must proceed together, hand-in-hand.
The Quartet further reaffirms its commitment to the goal of a comprehensive regional peace between Israel and Lebanon, and Israel and Syria, based upon Resolutions 242 and 338, the Madrid terms of reference, and the principle of land for peace.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Peace/quartet.html   (1029 words)

 Computer Tech Support Toronto - Technical Support for Small to Medium Businesses - Quartet Service Inc
Quartet was founded in 1998 to service the IT needs of small-medium businesses in Toronto by co-locating in commercial office towers.
Quartet's comprehensive services bridge IT responsibility gaps, provide cost and service assurance and ensure that IT delivers on the potential it promises.
Quartet is an IToutsourcing firm specializing on small and mid-tier companies in the GTA.
www.quartetservice.com   (663 words)

 Quartet Statement on Middle East Peace
The Quartet reiterates its belief that this brave and historic decision should open a new chapter on the path to peace in the region.
The Quartet reaffirms that any final agreement must be reached through negotiation between the parties and that a new Palestinian state must be truly viable with contiguity in the West Bank and connectivity to Gaza.
The Quartet continues to note with concern the route of the Israeli separation barrier, particularly as it results in the confiscation of Palestinian land, cuts off the movement of people and goods, and undermines Palestinians' trust in the Roadmap process as it appears to prejudge the final borders of a Palestinian state.
www.state.gov /p/nea/rls/53569.htm   (969 words)

 Middle East Historical Documents - Quartet Road Map for Israeli-Palestinian Peace September 2002
The Quartet will continue to encourage all parties to step up to their responsibilities to seek a just and comprehensive settlement to the conflict based on UN Security Council resolutions 242, 338, and 1397, the Madrid terms of reference, the principle of land for peace, and implementation of all existing agreements between the parties.
The Quartet reaffirms the continuing importance of the initiative of Saudi Arabia, endorsed at the Arab League Beirut Summit, which is a vital plan of the foundation of international efforts to promote a comprehensive peace on all tracks, including the Syrian-Israeli and Lebanese-Israeli tracks.
The Quartet is working closely with the parties and consulting key regional actors on a concrete, three-phase implementation roadmap that could achieve a final settlement within three years.
www.mideastweb.org /quartetrm1.htm   (1355 words)

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 Statement By The Quartet
The Quartet calls for an immediate, comprehensive end to all violence and welcomes efforts by the Government of Egypt and others to achieve such an immediate and comprehensive halt to armed action by Palestinian groups.
The Quartet calls on all states in the region and around the world to end immediately any form of support, including fund-raising and financial assistance, to groups and individuals that use terror and violence to diminish the chances for peace, and calls for an end to all forms of incitement to violence and hatred.
While the Quartet recognizes Israel's right to self-defense in the face of terrorist attacks against its citizens, it calls on the Government of Israel to respect international humanitarian law and to exert maximum efforts to avoid such civilian casualties.
www.state.gov /r/pa/prs/ps/2003/21808.htm   (651 words)

 The Alexander String Quartet - About the ASQ
Among the quartet’s projects in the 2005-2006 season is an April 2006 performance of the Shostakovich cycle in New York City presented by Baruch College.
The quartet continues its collaboration with jazz saxophonist David Sánchez in performance of Eddie Sauter’s “Focus,” a 1960 composition written for Stan Getz, most recently in a July 2005 performance at the Spectrum for the Montreal Jazz Festival; a European tour is planned for October 2006.
Among the Quartet's recent premieres are "Rise Chanting" by Augusta Read Thomas, commissioned for the Alexander by the Krannert Center and premiered there and simulcast by WFMT radio in Chicago.
www.asq4.com /about.htm   (860 words)

 St. Petersburg String Quartet
One of the world's leading string quartets, the St. Petersburg was founded as the Leningrad Quartet by Alla Aranovskaya, Alla Krolevich (Goryainova) and Leonid Shukayev, all three graduates of the Leningrad Conservatory.
Alla was playing with the Quartet since beginning of their music career and won two prestigious prizes with them.
Quartet members are Alla Aranovskaya, 1st Violin; Alla Krolevich, 2nd Violin; Boris Vayner, Viola and Leonid Shukayev, Cello.
www.stpetersburgquartet.com /quartet.phtml   (319 words)

The Quartet has performed to great acclaim in different St. Petersburg concert venues, toured in Korea (1993), USA (1994), Japan (1994; 1997; 1998), Germany (1996), the Netherlands (1996), Switzerland (1996), Lithuania (1997), Sweden (1998), Turkey (1998) and Latvia (1999).
In May 1994 the Quartet took part in the St. Petersburg "Musical Spring" International Festival, and the group was invited for the next Festival in 1995.
The Quartet was given the name of the Great Russian composer Igor Stravinsky in 1999, on the recommendation of the St. Petersburg State Philharmonic, the St.
stravinquartet.chat.ru   (342 words)

 Elements of a Performance-Based Road Map
Relying on existing mechanisms and on-the-ground resources, Quartet representatives begin informal monitoring and consult with the parties on establishment of a formal monitoring mechanism and its implementation.
International Conference:  Convened by the Quartet, in consultation with the parties, immediately after the successful conclusion of Palestinian elections, to support Palestinian economic recovery and launch a process, leading to establishment of an independent Palestinian state with provisional borders.
Such a meeting would be inclusive, based on the goal of a comprehensive Middle East peace (including between Israel and Syria, and Israel and Lebanon), and based on the principles described in the preamble to this document.
www.un.org /media/main/roadmap122002.html   (1709 words)

 Oreos String Quartet London- A London based String Quartet available for hire for Weddings, Parties and Coporate ...
The Oreos String Quartet is a vibrant, fully professional all female string group which has been performing together for the past six years in London and throughout the UK.
The quartet has come to be recognized for its energetic and charismatic performances and highly professional approach.
String Quartet for Ceremonies and Receptions.Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloustershire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire.
www.oreosstringquartet.co.uk   (512 words)

 Middle East Historical Documents - Quartet Statement of July 16, 2002 regarding Arab-Israeli Peace
The so-called "Quartet" was formed with the purpose of organizing a Middle East conference later in the summer.
The conference was not called, but the quartet met and began to evolve a roadmap for Israeli-Palestinian peace and Palestinian statehood.
The Quartet members reviewed the situation in the Middle East and agreed to continue close consultations, as expressed in the Madrid Declaration, to which the Quartet remains fully committed, to promote a just, comprehensive, and lasting settlement of the Middle East conflict.
www.mideastweb.org /quartet.htm   (1229 words)

 Merchant Ivory Productions :: Quartet
Adapted from the 1928 autobiographical novel by Jean Rhys, Quartet is the story of a love quadrangle between a complicated young West Indian woman named Marya (played by Isabelle Adjani), her husband Stefan (Anthony Higgins), a manipulative English art patron named Heidler (Alan Bates), and his painter wife Lois (Maggie Smith).
The film is set in the Golden Age of Paris, Hemingway's "moveable feast" of cafe culture and extravagant nightlife, glitter and literati: yet underneath is the outline of something sinister beneath the polished brasses and brasseries.
Smith shines in one of her most memorable roles: she imbues Lois with a Katherine-of-Aragon impotent rage, as humiliated as she is powerless in the face of her husband's choices.
www.merchantivory.com /quartet.html   (510 words)

 Carnegie Hall Fellows - Fry Street Quartet
In July 2002 the quartet was sponsored by Carnegie Hall and the U.S. Department of State on a concert tour of the Balkan States, as ambassadors of the Carnegie Fellows Program.
In addition, the quartet was twice the recipient of a fellowship to the Aspen Music Festival`s Center for Advanced Quartet Studies.
As a member of the Cambiata String Quartet, she was twice a fellow at the Center for Advanced Quartet studies at the Aspen Music Festival and participated in the Isaac Stern Chamber Music Workshop at Carnegie Hall.
www.carnegiehall.org /article/explore_and_learn/fellows/art_fellows_frystreet_quartet.html   (943 words)

 DVD Verdict Review - Quartet
This DVD is part of the third wave of the Merchant Ivory Collection, produced by Home Vision Entertainment in association with The Criterion Collection, and under the supervision of Ismail Merchant and James Ivory.
She allows the simple, character-driven drama to speak for itself sans the sort of writerly flourishes that would be an irresistible temptation for most screenwriters whose characters are flitting about in the milieu of the Lost Generation.
In the Conversation with the Filmmakers interview segment that accompanies the feature on the DVD, we learn that Jhabvala was skeptical about adapting Quartet for the screen because she found none of the characters likable.
www.dvdverdict.com /reviews/quartet.php   (1128 words)

 Colorado String Quartet
The COLORADO QUARTET is recognized on four continents as one of the finest string quartets on the international scene.
The Colorado Quartet is Quartet-in-Residence at Bard College in New York State, where Quartet members teach private lessons, coach chamber ensembles and present courses on the Literature of the String Quartet.
The Colorado Quartet commemorated its 20th anniversary in 2003 with a release of the first in a complete set of Beethoven Quartet recordings; the complete recordings of Beethoven Quartets should be available by the 25th anniversary.
www.coloradoquartet.com /colorado.htm   (494 words)

 FAME Review: Quartet: Alison Brown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
QUARTET is Alison Brown's fourth recording as a group leader.
In addition, QUARTET manages to display several facets of Alison Brown's classical, world music, and jazz influences to the extent that there's really nothing here to remind you of her bluegrass roots.
The quartet also reprises the opening tune from Brown's first solo recording, SIMPLE PLEASURES (1990), with their sequel rendition of "Mambo Banjo (Revisited)." In comparing the two versions back to back, one is struck by how effectively Brown has absorbed the nuances of her varied musical influences over the intervening six years.
www.acousticmusic.com /fame/p00175.htm   (409 words)

 Bath Spa String Quartet — Live music for all occasions
The Bath Spa String Quartet has enjoyed performing at a wide variety of private functions including weddings, birthday parties and corporate dinners since its conception in January 1998.
The Quartet is pleased to be able to offer an extensive repertoire to suit every occasion, including traditional Classical and Baroque styles as well as Swing, Ragtime, Jazz and Popular Show Tunes.
Due to the popularity and success of the original group, we are now able to provide more than one quartet in a day.
www.bathspastringquartet.co.uk   (599 words)

 Mariedi Anders Artists Management   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The Borodin Quartet is unquestionably one of the great music ensembles of the 20th Century.
Founded in 1945 as the Moscow Philharmonic Quartet, the ensemble was renamed the Borodin Quartet in 1955.
RUBEN AHARONIAN, violin, was born in Riga, Latvia in 1947.
www.andersmanagement.com /enborodin.htm   (1222 words)

 Clang Quartet
Clang Quartet is the musical project of Scotty Irving (drummer for Geezer Lake, Eugene Chadbourne, Bunker, and others).
Live, Clang Quartet is predominantly an improvisational percussion/performance-art show, based metaphorically on the life of Jesus Christ.
Clang Quartet's second album The Separation of Church and Hate was released in late 2002 on Silber.
www.silbermedia.com /clangquartet   (304 words)

 Blackwood Brothers Quartet Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Jimmy is a 5-time Grammy award winner and both the Blackwood Brothers and the Stamps Quartet have been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame.
Brad White, the youngest member of the group, is an accomplished pianist and saxophone player.
He played the piano for the James Blackwood Quartet and has traveled in music ministry for over 15 years.
www.blackwoodbrothers.com   (252 words)

 The Astor String Quartet for weddings, corporate events, product launches and funerals.
The Dorchester, Hever Castle, Manoir Quat' Saisons and Vinopolis.
The Astor String Quartet has wide experience of playing at weddings, corporate functions,funerals,product launches and for the Royal Family.
The quartet has an extensive repertoire of popular and classical music - probably the largest of any string quartet in Britain.
www.astorstringquartet.co.uk   (315 words)

 The Aviv String Quartet
In May 1999, the Aviv Quartet was awarded the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Germany Prize and a special prize of the Ministry of Education of the State of Israel.
In June 1998 the Aviv Quartet was the Israeli representative at the Encounters chamber music course in Jerusalem under the direction of Maestro Isaac Stern and with the participation of members of the Emerson and Juilliard Quartets.
All members of the quartet are recipients of scholarships from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation and the Art Council of Canada.
www.artpro.co.il /ensembles/Aviv.html   (651 words)

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