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"...glamorous in tone-quality, athletic in technique, well equipped to withstand the closest scrutiny and to supply powerful projection... with the Emerson Quartet the sense of momentum [In the Schubert] is never in doubt. The dactylic variation in the second movement, the prestissimo finale coda, indeed, the whole of the finale, are terrific displays of quartet playing... Similarly in the Beethoven there [is] tremendous vehemence in the first movement development, another terrific last movement coda—which clearly announce the arrival of a force to be reckoned with on the chamber music scene. And the second movement tempo, unusually forward-moving, could be justified as a reminder of the allegretto marking and as a reflection of the
exceptional concentration of the whole work..." -- Gramophone [7/1988] Read less
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