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SCHUBERT: String Quartets (Complete), Vol. 4

Composer(s):Schubert, Franz
Artist(s) Kodaly Quartet, Ensemble
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue 8.555921
Label Naxos
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Review By James Jolly,Gramophone,December 2002

"The Kodály Quartet have built up an impressive Naxos catalogue and a loyal following. Their earlier discs of quartets by Beethoven and Haydn invariably drew the word 'honesty' from reviewers. There is no surface gloss here; this is good down-to-earth chamber music-making by a quartet who have worked together for the past 30 years. Of the works on this disc only the B flat Quartet, Dl 12, occasionally surfaces on disc so here's another useful Naxos survey in progress."



Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

The Kodály Quartet are embarking with distinction on a complete Schubert cycle. Their playing has the same simplicity of style that they brought to early Haydn, yet the Schubertian colouring emerges immediately at the opening of the very First Quartet. This astonishingly confident work was written as early as 1810–11, yet it has a delightful, Ländler-like Minuet which calls for mutes, a graceful Andante and a busy, sparkling finale. No. 4, written two years later, opens with a grave echo of Mozart’s Dissonance Quartet and has a delicate slow movement in siciliano rhythm, while the cheerful finale returns to the mood of a rustic Austrian dance. No. 8 has a G minor slow movement, again obviously influenced by Mozart, which

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