WASHINGTON POST – Intimate setting suits performance of works by Swedish composer Anders Hillborg

…In the “Kongsgaard Variations” (built around the gorgeous “Arietta” theme from Beethoven’s last piano sonata, Op. 111), Hillborg channeled Beethoven’s dramatic lyricism in a free-flowing meta style that slipped effortlessly from Renaissance dances to the ultramodern coda that closed the work. The Calder Quartet turned in an expressive and deeply felt performance, as they did with the seven dark, meditative movements of Hillborg’s 2007 “Heisenberg Miniatures.”…

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