Miklos Rozsa's two String Quartets are music of enormous integrity, polyphonic texture, and inner drama. Flesch Quartet reveals these works are real masterpieces. Their tempos are generally faster than those of rival versions(Pro Arte on Laurel, New World's No.1 on Vox). These new performances are refreshingly straightforward, full of vitality and Hungarian spirit. Recorded sound is clean and clear. It is easy to say this is the best recording of two great Quartets after first listening.
Sonata for two violins is beautifully played by Mark Denham and Robert Gibbs. Their tempo is slower than that of Jiang Duo on Eroica. Denham & Gibbs are very fine players who give the work more Hungarian colour and sensual beauty than Jiang Duo.
All in all, a rewarding tryptich. A disc not to be missed.