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Cuarteto Casals -
heard by
ROBERT ANDERSON

'... impeccable ensemble, just intonation, a rich variety of tone colours, and a youthful freshness of approach.'

20th Century String Quartets. Cuarteto Casals. © 2012 harmonia mundi sa

I was so enchanted with the recent athletic euphoria that I am seriously wondering about the possibility of future Geriatric Games, in which 'gold' would go to the slowest. Which brings me at once to the Cuarteto Casals. This fine team has most of the virtues one would expect: impeccable ensemble, just intonation, a rich variety of tone colours, and a youthful freshness of approach. But the two French quartets, which I happen to know well both as player and listener, are so hard-driven they lose much of their impact...

Copyright © 8 November 2012 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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20TH CENTURY STRING QUARTETS - CUARTETO CASALS

HARMONIA MUNDI

CLAUDE DEBUSSY

ALEXANDER ZEMLINSKY

MAURICE RAVEL

JOAQUIN TURINA

CHAMBER MUSIC

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