wed 30/09/2020

Classical CDs Weekly: Górecki, Haydn, Shostakovich, Second Viennese School | reviews, news & interviews

Classical CDs Weekly: Górecki, Haydn, Shostakovich, Second Viennese School

Classical CDs Weekly: Górecki, Haydn, Shostakovich, Second Viennese School

A quartet of string quartet recordings is sized up and assessed

Second Viennese School quartets: 'Music which can curdle milk, so make sure the fridge door is closed'

It’s string-quartet Saturday – a young German group tackle Soviet classics and a rejuvenated Russian quartet smile with Haydn. There’s music from a contemporary Polish master and exquisitely uncomfortable fin-de-siècle music from Vienna.

It’s string-quartet Saturday – a young German group tackle Soviet classics and a rejuvenated Russian quartet smile with Haydn. There’s music from a contemporary Polish master and exquisitely uncomfortable fin-de-siècle music from Vienna.

Comments

That has to be one of the crappiest CD covers ever - what's in the cakes? A small dose of arsenic, I'd expect. Or at least something hallucinogenic...

But it makes a change from a gloomy mugshot of a dead composer.

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