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5.0 out of 5 stars simply faultless - and interesting as well!, 26 Feb. 2009
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This review is from: Beethoven: String Quartets (Audio CD)
I play in an amateur string quartet and recently we've been working on Op. 59/1. BBC3's CD review picked the Takacs a couple of weeks ago as best for the Op. 95 'Serioso' Quartet, so I bought this 2-CD set with the Rasumovskys expecting it to be good, and it sure is! Each player is an individual and all are interesting (lovely viola playing, for example), but the ensemble and the extent to which the performances have been thought-through are just as impressive. Some of the work is really virtuosic (how does the first violin, Edward Dusinberre, manage the ornamental passage-work at the end of the first movement of Op. 74 at that hair-raising speed?) but quiet and lyrical moments are just as impressive and the slow movements of all four quartets are really lovely. No wonder this Quartet has won so many plaudits. At this ridiculously small price*, these two CDs are a real bargain (there's a good multi-language booklet with them and useful notes by Misha Donat). If this is music you like, no need to hesitate! I see 'The Gramophone' Classical CD Guide rates it right at the top too.

*(22nd. February 2013) - I should explain that the price has gone up a lot since I bought this set almost exactly two years ago ; but it's still good value for money.
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Initial post: 22 Feb 2013 17:33:29 GMT
AudreyUK says:
What a lovely and intellegent review - this CD has gone straight into my basket on the strength of it! Best wishes for your own playing.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Feb 2013 17:35:15 GMT
hillbank68 says:
Thanks - I do hope you enjoy the CDs as much as I have done.
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