I would never have tried this CD if the Third Ear hadn't stated that this recording is one of the finest Babbitt recordings available.
I had not heard Wuorinen before. His first quartet in three movements was quite impressive especially the second and third movements. But the reason i bought this CD was Babbitt's third string quartet and that alone is worth the cost. There is only one other recording of a Babbitt quartet(2) on occasional variations. While that was well done the Fine Arts Quartet really have a feeling for his music. The quartet is worth hearing
It is tuneful and melodic and dramatic and really belongs in the collections of those interrested in modern music.
please excuse typos i have a neurologic disease