the Quartet retains much of its 'pre-authentic' manner, with forceful rhythms, full-blooded phrasing, vibrato and a wide dynamic range...Just occasionally the Takacs seem more at home in Haydn's... — BBC Music Magazine, December 2011, ****More…
The Pro Arte Quartet's first London appearance in 1925 prompted The Times to declare, 'One has never heard it surpassed, and rarely equalled, in volume and beauty of tone, in accuracy of intonation... — Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010More…
The playing has both warmth and refinement of detail and the readings are full of character. They never leave the impression that they are too studied or lacking in spontaneity; indeed, one often... — Penguin Guide, 2011 editionMore…
Release Date: 27th Oct 2008
Catalogue No: 8502400
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