Mark Citret
Ravel: String Quartet and Sonata for Violin & Cello
Label: Image Recordings
Released: January 1, 1999
Catalog Num: IRC9901


String Quartet and Sonata for Violin & Cello

"This is an excellent example of all the elements of the recording working together to outstanding effect. The Ravel Quartet is an ideal vehicle for the Borromeo's shimmering sonorities and sensitive ensemble playing. As important, the production elements of the recording enhance the quartet's performance. The result is an engaging sound world that draws the listener into the experience of the music both viscerally and intellectually."
- Tom Bartunek, Chamber Music Magazine

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"This disc won the prestigious WQXR/CHAMBER MUSIC AMERICA 2001 Record Award. Ravel's colorful music is represented in all its dark, swirling passion. Recorded at the historic Methuen Memorial Music Hall outside Boston, MA, the Borromeo String Quartet's first recording project for Image Recordings, featuring the Quartet and String Duo of Maurice Ravel, was honored with the Chamber Music America/WQXR Award for Recording Excellence in 2001. The group has a busy performing schedule at major concert halls throughout the world, and audiences invariably rise to their feet spontaneously at their concerts. This disc will give you an idea why! WHAT THE CRITICS SAY...QUOTES "So rich in detail and variety one might have thought an entire orchestra was playing." The Washington Post "It is impossible to imagine a better performance. This quartet combines every 20th-century virtuoso ensemble virtue with an old-world sense of color, character, and style."
- The Boston Globe
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