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19.5.18

Forbes Classical CD Of The Week: From Japan With Pluck -- The Verus String Quartet's Mozart


...Now, their Beethoven was and remains timelessly gorgeous: “Not afraid of extremes, with aggression, but – thanks to their [generous] sound – never harsh. With exclamation marks, but [perfect] intonation [and] accuracy.” Their ability and willingness for long phrases and homogeneity of sound amid the variety and individuality of the individual voices make them something of a modern throwback among quartets, where the trend decidedly goes into a direction of short phrasing, frenzied attacks, and feverish execution. Very exciting and very impressive, amid the general surge in quality of string quartets, but what a pleasure to hear a group like the Verus Quartet ever so gently buck that trend. Reading myself type, they remind me – just a little – of the German Auryn Quartet, actually...

-> Classical CD Of The Week: From Japan With Pluck -- The Verus String Quartet's Mozart





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W.A.Mozart,
String Quartet in C major K.465, Clarinet Quintet in A major K.581,
Verus String Quartet, Taira Kaneko (clarinet),
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