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This review is from: Saint-Saens: Piano Quintet/ Piano Quartet/ Barcarolle (Fine Arts Quartet, Cristina Ortiz) (Naxos: 8572904) (Audio CD)
I have listened to this CD almost non-stop since I got it and wonder if I shall ever tire of it. I am a great fan of Saint-Saens, but for some reason had neither heard these pieces in concert nor as a recording and I wonder why not as they richly deserve greater exposure. The Fine Arts Quartet play them with gusto and beautifully incisive articulation and the balance between the piano and strings is superb. This is top notch playing from all the musicians and there is real chemistry between them. My Christmas presents for 2014 are already solved: everyone I know will get a copy of this addictive CD.