on 28 September 2003
Baroque string quartet and harpsichord share the contrapuncti. The quartet playing is definitive, with very natural and loving playing of the individual lines and at the same time great precision of ensemble and unity of mind. I cannot imagine the emotion of the music being brought out to such an considerable extent by keyboard alone.
on 15 February 2015
One of the most beautiful renditions of Bach's Art of Fugue. I had this recording many years ago and sadly lost it, so it is particularly wonderful to find it again. A huge change from hearing the piece played solely on keyboards, the string playing is exquisite and compliments the harpsichord perfectly, and the performers manage to infuse this great, great music with feeling and, in some places, real drama. An absolute classic which is highly recommended.