Sunday, November 04, 2012

Tokyo String Quartet
"Brahms: The Complete String Quartets" (CD)

The record label Vox has long been associated with a budget-conscious catalog and (decades ago) with releasing many obscure period and contemporary works that could find no home in the traditional labels.

Today Vox is still alive today operating under the same philosphy although it has extended its reach with the release of previously available recordings in updated packaging at low prices.

This particular 2-CD set is available for under $11 from Amazon and yet features performances by one of the great string quartets of the last forty years.  In 2012 the Tokyo Quartet is on a farewell tour as the last remaining original members enter retirement.  The Quartet will hang up their bows in early 2013.

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