This is remarkable music given a passionate and committed performance by the Schubert Ensemble. Enescu's music is still largely unknown, but anyone wanting to explore it could not find a better place to start than with this disc. Sample the heady, dreamlike slow movement of the second quartet or the lyrical, rhapsodic opening of the first quartet. It might take a few listens to really get into the language, but once you do it will haunt you. This is chamber music of the highest quality, and once you've discovered it you'll wonder how you ever lived without. The Schubert Ensemble are ideal advocates, rising to the considerable technical challenges with aplomb, allowing the music to breath where it needs to and letting rip in all the right places.