The Takács do a fine job here: controlled, well paced and impeccably balanced.
They manage to balance the music's vertical and horizontal aspects beautifully, long-breathed contrapuntal lines... — Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010More…
Catalogue No: 4708472
Length: 2 hours 23 minutes
Building a Library, September 2002, First Choice
Gramophone Awards, 2002, Winner - Chamber
Gramophone Magazine, July 2002, Editor's Choice
Grammy Awards, 45th Awards (2002), Best Chamber Music Recording
The Shostakovich… is totally engrossing. …the Atriums sustain intensity throughout the epic structures of the first and third movements while managing to hold back sufficiently to make the ultimate... — BBC Music Magazine, October 2008, 5 out of 5 starsMore…
Release Date: 18th Aug 2008
Catalogue No: ZZT080702
Presto Recording of the Week, 8th September 2008
Gramophone Magazine, November 2008, Editor's Choice
unlock all the secrets contained in these quartets.
The Quartetto Italiano's claims are strongest in the Op 18 Quartets. They offer eminently civilised, thoughtful and aristocratic readings.
Their... — Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010More…
A long and fascinating journey comes to an end. These interpretations are powerful, vibrating, excitingly intense and inspiring from the very first to the very last note, providing decisive proof... — International Classical Music Awards, 2018More…
Release Date: 29th Sep 2017
Catalogue No: AUDITE92688
Series: Quartetto di Cremona Beethoven String Quartets
The set showcases two formations of the line-up, which changed during this period; founding member Robert Mann is the only performer common to both. The quartet’s approach to this repertoire... — BBC Music Magazine, June 2020More…