"... These are generally conservative arrangements, quite respectful of the harmonics implications of the original line. These are good performances, especially of the Verdi quartet which anchors the disc. The Turina prayer is a good surprise and the Piazzolla piece is great fun."
Alan Swanson - Fanfare - September/October 2013
**** - (Excellent disc)
Bernardo Pieri - Musica magazine - September 2013
Performance **** Recording ****
“This is an enjoyable disc of off-the-beaten-track music for string quartet ... The Brodsky Quartet clearly relish the chance to do something less heavyweight than their usual repertoire ...”
Michael Tanner – BBC Music magazine – October 2013
"...Excellent sonics, as can only be expected from Chandos, good notes and expert playing should make this an attractive buy for string quartet lovers, in particular those with a taste for Mediterranean sun."
Göran Forsling - MusicWeb-International.com - 8 August 2013
“... All in all another stunning album from a group with its own unique sound forged out of years playing together ...” Overall Rating 5 out of 5
Steve Moffatt – Limelight magazine.com (Australia) – 8 August 2013
“...Altogether an enjoyable and entertaining programme.”
Peter Spaull – Liverpool Daily Post – June 2013
“...Not unexpectedly, the performances by the Brodsky Quartet are full of spontaneously imaginative insights and equal to all the diverse demands of these six composers. They are fortunate to receive a vividly real recording from Chandos...”
Ivan March – Gramophone magazine – June 2013
“...In all, this is a very refreshing collection, well recorded and annotated ... winningly performed.”
Andrew Morris – International Record Review – May 2013
Album of the Week
"...You will not leave this album unsmiling." ***
Norman Lebrecht - SinfiniMusic.com - 2 April 2013
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