To my ears, two very different string quartets here. The first is so packed with ideas which appear to come tumbling out as if from a magicians hat, that its 46 minute playing time seems much less. Totally commited musicianship gives the attack and variety of pace required to make this a totally engaging performance, and listening experience.
After this, the 2nd quartet seems less forgiving in the demands it makes, although the playing remains of a very high standard indeed. Perhaps listening to both at one sitting is just expecting a little too much? Still well worth checking out.