Janácek/Dvorák – String Quartets – The Vanbrugh Quartet

“The Vanbrugh Quartet performs both quartets with astonishing intensity and a clear feeling for the emotional background: every bar has been thought through and the terrifying technical demands of Janacek’s string writing emerges less as virtuosity than as an integral part of a narrative. The Vanbrughs have no qualms about telling the story in performances which have an almost theatrical vividness…”

[BBC Music Magazine]

“This is a really splendid new recording of the Janacek Quartets, intelligently coupled with one of Dvorak’s most beautiful chamber works. The Vanbrugh Quartet play with superb technical accomplishment and produce a range and richness of tone colour which is remarkable… There is a vibrancy and passion in their playing which is utterly convincing… this is a version to which I will return very often, with real pleasure; a pleasure which is much enhanced by the perfectly delicious performance of Dvorak’s E flat quartet… Very strongly recommended.”

[CD Review – Chamber CD of the Month]

“Play of the month”

[Independent on Sunday]

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