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CORNERSTONES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC - Classical String Quartets Sampler

Period(s) Classical (1750-1830)Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue 9.30105
Label Classicsonline Playlist
Quality   320kbps


Interesting Sampler
Review By EP116282,March 2014

As a sampler album, this one has selected movements from 10 quartets by various composers played by several different string ensembles. Mostly the selections are from the standard repertoire and are well-played. For chamber music novices, the selection is a good one to learn what classical string quartets are like, but the album suffers from a fault common to all samplers--if I enjoy a movement then I want to hear the whole quartet. That is only resolved by purchase of a recording with the entire work. The sampler is not a bad starting point, and the selections indicate the ensembles have produced good versions of the entire works.


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