Quicksilver in Huffington Post

Huffington Post:
Quicksilver Plays Stile Moderno
Vivaldi Waiting Expectantly on the Sidelines


Breakthrough of the Year could wind up going to Quicksilver‘s breathtaking recital of the 17th century string music repertoire known as Stile Moderno. Written by increasingly less obscure composers like Dario Castello, Giovanni Battista Fontana and Biagio Marini, this music for strings, sackbut, lute and other plucked things ranges from “strange and extravagant trio sonatas to the spectacle ensemble music of the High Baroque,” Quicksilver is pretty spectacular itself. With Vivaldi overloaded ahead of the biopics, Quicksilver’s demonstration that Stile Moderno is marketable could produce a flood of new recordings, concerts and riches. Parents, it’s more okay than ever to raise your children to play the dulcian and theorbo. -Lawrence Vittes