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The Balanescu Quartet

Band, *1987 RO
Classical

The Balanescu Quartet is an avant-garde string quartet founded in 1987 by Alexander Bălănescu that achieved fame through the release of several complex cover versions of songs by German experimental electronic music band Kraftwerk on their album Possessed.Their early albums were on Mute Records and Argo Records (UK).The Quartet was initially formed by Alexander Bălănescu (violin), Clare Connors (second violin), Bill Hawkes (viola), and Caroline Dale (cello). It currently consists of Alexander Bălănescu (violin), James Shenton (violin), Katie Wilkinson (viola) and Nick Holland (cello).

        

Band Membership
Discography


Title Artist Year Type
Diaz (Colonna Sonora Originale)Teho Teardo / The Balanescu Quartet2012Album
The IslandAlexander Balanescu - Ada Milea - The Balanescu Quartet2011Album
This Is The Balanescu QuartetThe Balanescu Quartet2011Compil.
Maria TThe Balanescu Quartet2005Album
East Meets East/ Y.M.O. By The Balanescu QuartetThe Balanescu Quartet1997Album
Angels & InsectsAlexander Balanescu Featuring The Balanescu Quartet1996Album
The Last DaysGavin Bryars, The Balanescu Quartet1995Album
LuminitzaThe Balanescu Quartet1994Album
Le Trajet Ou Le Peuple TémoinRaymond Boni, The Balanescu Quartet1994Album
String Quartet No.2 'Hunting : Gathering' / String Quartet No.3 'The Songlines'The Balanescu Quartet, Kevin Volans1994Album
Pocket CalculatorThe Balanescu Quartet1992Single
David Byrne: High Life For Nine Instruments / Robert Moran: Music From The Towers Of The Moon / John Lurie: Stranger Than Paradise / Michael Torke: ChalkThe Balanescu Quartet1992Album
PossessedThe Balanescu Quartet1992Album
String Quartets 1-3Michael Nyman, The Balanescu Quartet1991Album
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