Quartet for Strings no 2 in D majorby Alexander Borodin Conductor:
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic Written: 1881; Russia Length: 27 Minutes 28 Secs.
Average Customer Review: ( 3 Customer Reviews )
Absolute Masterworks!September 6, 2014By Henry S. (Springfield, VA)See All My Reviews"Since this recording was issued as part of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's Masterworks series, one might expect to find orchestrated versions of Dvorak's American Quartet and Borodin's String Quartet # 2. Such is not the case; you get the famous chamber music quartets, performed in breathtakingly clear audiophile sound, possibly the finest I have ever heard. My only concern is that nowhere is the performing ensemble identified. We don't know if the group is a professional string quartet or simply 4 string players from the RPO. If the latter is the case, trust me- they sound as good as any string quartet you can name. This is a luxurious, gorgeous performance of two of the staples of the chamber music repertoire. I'll wager most Arkivmusic customers already own good recordings of these two supreme quartets, but even so, this sensational disk deserves a place on the shelf. Give it a try, and see why I am ecstatic about this one. Highest recommendation!!"Report Abuse
Astonishing Interpretation!January 23, 2014By bess holloway (Boulder, CO)See All My Reviews"I could not quite believe my good fortune when I first heard this version of these two iconic works-- simply gorgeous! This disc is an incredible gift at such reasonable price."Report Abuse
Two favorite quartetsJanuary 19, 2014By Alan Beadle (Bowie, MD)See All My Reviews"An excellent interpretation of the Borodin nocturne with all its thoughtfulness. Also, a fine performance of Dvorak's "American" quartet."Report Abuse
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