Mendelssohn: Octet; Quartet No. 2 - Antonio Stradivari (cello maker); Cleveland Quartet; Meliora Quartet
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  1. String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. 13
  2. Octet for strings in E flat major, Op. 20
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The Cleveland Quartet seems to be one of those ensembles that you either truly admire or truly dislike. Is it the most technically proficient quartet on the market? Probably not. Is the intonation flawless? Not exactly. Do the musicians sometimes take a little license with rhythms? Certainly. Do they play with verve and continually take risks? Absolutely. Do they always play with their hearts on their sleeves? Definitely. The appreciation of this particular album will come down to individual preferences in these areas. ...

Mendelssohn: Octet; Quartet No. 2 1990, Telarc Distribution

UPC: 089408014222