Great Russian String Quartets | Alto ALC6006

Great Russian String Quartets

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Label: Alto

Cat No: ALC6006

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 6

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 4th September 2015

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movement-by-movement comparison makes it clear that …the Borodins win hands down … their internal balance at every point is irreproachable" - Gramophone (Borodin) 

reconciliation between the traditions of Borodin and Tchaikovsky ... Shostakovich Quartet have great feeling for this music and play with real conviction” - Penguin Guide (Glazunov)

“their earlier recordings (as here) are unassailable recommendations. Look no further” - Penguin Guide (Tchaikovsky)

“an excellent performance, which at times even matches the abandon and attack of the Hollywoods. The Second a work of real quality which has the astringent flavouring and poetic flair that characterize Prokofiev at his best” - Gramophone (Prokofiev)

“(They)…bring a special intensity to this repertoire as well as effortless technical address, and a tonal blend which gives their readings a strong claim on the collector’s allegiance.” - Penguin Guide 3 stars (Shostakovich)

Artists:
- Borodin Quartet (Borodin, Tchaikovsky)
- Shostakovich Quartet (Glazunov, Shostakovich)
- American String Quartet (Prokofiev)

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