The young Austrian Minetti Quartett follow up their first two hänssler CLASSIC releases of works by Haydn and Mendelssohn with works from the pen of the Grand Master of the String Quartet: Ludwig van Beethoven. Two early works from Opus 18, the 4th in the tragic key of C minor and the 2nd in a serene G major, frame the stormy "Quartetto serioso" op 95 in F minor. The unprejudiced naturalness and the multifaceted articulation of these four musicians is presented to fullest advantage in these expressive works, once again showcasing the outstanding musicianship of this young quartet.
Repertoire **** Sound ***** Interpretation *****
Carsten Dürer - Ensemble magazine (Germany) - June/July 2014
Repertoire ****½ (Very Good/Outstanding) Sound ***** (Outstanding)
Marcus Stäbler - Fono Forum magazine (Germany) - May 2014