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The Boston Globe

Jerusalem Quartet Harmonia Mundi Mozart


"Jerusalem Quartet Harmonia Mundi Mozart's string quartets do not divide quite as neatly into early, middle, and late periods as do Beethoven's. Nevertheless, the Jerusalem Quartet creates an instructive and highly enjoyable recording by choosing quartets widely spaced in the composer's career. The quartet play with a nicely blended sound and a keen appreciation for Mozart's lyricism and dramatic pacing, as much in the slow movement of the early quartet, K. 157, as in the late K. 589, a piece whose innovation is exceeded only by its compression. And the three finales move with a nimbleness that few groups can match."

March 6, 2011

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