Notes and Editorial Reviews
This new release is the second volume of the
Brodsky Quartet’s exploration of the complete string quartets of Brahms. String Quartet Op. 51 No. 1, which is featured on this recording, was published in 1873, and serves as evidence of the composer’s desire to revive and reinvigorate the genre of the string quartet made famous by Mozart and Haydn’s generation. Alongside the String Quartet, this release also features the Piano Quintet, Op. 34. Ukrainian pianist
Natacha Kudritskaya joins the ensemble for the Piano Quintet.
The Brodskys hold clarity and passion in fine balance in the C minor quartet, while in the thrilling F minor quintet, the Ukrainian pianist adds an effective bite to the often clamorous texture from the off.
– Sunday Times (UK)
The Brodsky Quartety excel in a wide range of repertoire, and this performance of the Brahms Piano Quintet with the Ukrainian pianist Natacha Kudritskaya, is big-boned, impassioned and, especially in the Andante, warm and lyrical.
– The Observer