by Claire Chase


"It’s a magical effect, but startling, too, because we have come to think of classical performers as transparent conduits for pure music. Bringing their breath and voice back into the performance is a way of asserting their physicality and individual sound. To do it well and remain within the confines of art takes the kind of combination of grace and guts that make Chase one of the more formidable forces on the classical scene – but the result is a full-throated affirmation of chamber music as human drama." — Corinna Da Fonseca-Wollheim, The Wall Street Journal (Read More)