Monday, September 03, 2012

Amadeus Quartet
"Mozart: Early String Quartets" (Vinyl)

One of yesteryore's prominent quartets, the Amadeus Quartet enjoyed its moment in the spotlight during the 60's and 70's.
Lately, however, they have fallen out of the spotlight and, while still regarded amongst those who know, have been relegated to the "budget collection" of CD releases as record labels re-re-release their back catalogs of classical recordings.
Now you're more likely to encounter the Amadeus Quartet as part of a "complete string quartets of Mozart" for $50.

The first violinist, Norbert Brainin, is not amongst my favorite players; I find his color to be too shrill and brittle for my taste.  But, I am a violist.  What do you expect?

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