1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 13 November 2014
This is on the whole a truly excellent selection of performances, the most notable highlight among many being the Gutman Trio's performances of Trios 1 and 3. I had not heard their pianist Dmitri Vinnik before, but his combination of robust yet refined musicianship and hair-raising virtuosity recalls the young Richter. Sonorous, well-paced performances by the Tokyo Quartet also stand out. Very slight disappointments are the competent but rather colourless piano playing of Roger Vignoles in the Violin Sonatas, and an effortful, insufficiently melodious first movement of the 2nd Sextet by the Alberni Quartet with Roger Best and Moray Welsh. The recorded sound is excellent throughout, and this set of 11 discs is amazing value for money.
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 13 August 2013
For a mere £2 a disc, you can't really argue about the price. This is a bit obvious, but a must for any Brahms fan or chamber music enthusiast. Great value.