Jesús Guridi was one of a number of composers born in the last quarter of the 19th century, who also included Joaquín Turina and Manuel de Falla, driven by a desire to create and promote Spanish music with a genuinely national identity. With their authentic folk-tinged atmosphere, Guridi’s two string quartets follow his foremost philosophical concern of creating beautiful works of art, with their moments of modal serenity and richly diverse sophistication.
"... They [Bretón Quartet] certainly have the measure of both works, and perform with a satisfying sense of unity. The engineering is close, with a crispness that is not unpleasant, and helps define each performer’s conribution to the whole. Recommended ..."
Barry Brenesal - Fanfare - January/February 2014
"...The quartets date from 1933 and 1949. They are gorgeous from beginiing to end ... superbly performed ... will delight anyone who responds to the string consort playing supremely beautiful music."
Mark L Lehman - American Record Guide - November/December 2013
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Massimo Viazzo - Musica magazine (Italy) - November 2013