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5.0 out of 5 stars Very special and a generous coupling, 30 Aug 2012
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I first came across Janacek's haunting chamber music in the film The Unbearable Lightness of being, it took me a while to track down the exact works being performed but when I did, I turned up these gems. I can't speak highly enough of this music and this recording in particular, a view shared by none other than the BBC Radio 3's CD Review who said "This is something very special, an outstanding release!" It was also HiFi world's Record of the Month, and the Sunday Times' Record of the Year. In essence the Lindsay's play with style and finesse and to me, sound to be well in tune with the idiom of Czech music, they make an especially excellent rendition of the "sul ponticello" (on the bridge) passages. I've subsequently heard the second string quartet performed live but it was nothing like as good as this.

The coupling is Dvorak's Cypresses for string quartet, which coupled with the Janacek gives a total running time of just short of 75 minutes, brilliant value.

I can wholeheartedly recommend this interpretation of these mysterious works.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent set, 16 Dec 2013
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Janacek is in fact one of my all time favourite composers of quartets,and I have many versions.All have different merits,but the Lindsay set is as good as(if not better than)any.Although not a great Dvorakian,I also like the Cypresses included herein. All in all,a steal!
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5.0 out of 5 stars String quartets with feeling, 25 Feb 2013
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Strong composer emotions beautifully played by a quartet who can feel the intensity. A moving listening experience for what must be a milestone in the quartet repertoire.
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