P.I.Tschaikowsky String Quartet nr.2 Finale
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P.I.Tschaikowsky Complete String Quartets Vol.1P.I.Tschaikowsky String Quartets Nr.1 op.11 String Quartet nr.2 op.22
MDG 903 1575-6
I don't remember a better-sounding string quartet recording....you'll admire its fullness and resonance, and sharp focus that helps retain a sense of intimacy.
A large part of this success is due to the players; their rich tone and blended sonorities make the most of Tchaikovsky...
A top-class modern recording.
The soulful and perfectly shaded opening…followed by impetuosity in the big and thrusting central theme, are indicative of the wide –ranging mood changes and intensity of the USQ performance as a whole. …the long-established Utrecht players are in every way outstanding and enjoy superb sound quality.
……the first volume of a promised complete set from the gloriously virtuosic Utrecht String Quartet—appears to be the dream interpretation that these quartets have been waiting for. These are benchmark readings of the highest quality in super surround sound, and I can’t wait for the completion.
Fanfare Magazine USA
This SACD is well worth setting alongside the Borodin Quartet's recording on Chandos; I look forward very much to hearing the second volume.
The Utrecht has great unity of purpose here, and to the extent that the players have surrendered their musical identities to that of the group for the sake of the music, their homogenized playing is admirable.
Es ist eine besondere Mischung aus Leichtfüßigkeit und Strenge, aber auch aus beseelter Wärme gepaart mit konturscharfer Transparenz, die das Tschaikowsky-Spiel des Utrecht String Quartet so faszinierend macht
Bayrischer Rundfunk Klassik
….die Tugend des USQ ….das behutsame, druckarme und transparente Spiel.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung