Mozart: Prussian Quartets
Emerson String Quartet
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The Emerson's debut on Sony shows them in top form. Their hallmark clarity and wit are in abundance. While the sound production isn't as good as the boys at DG, it nevertheless doesn't distract from their playing. Get this and enjoy. -Bz
The boys are back in town
This release shows the boys at the top of their game, playing some incredible pieces by Mozart by keeping faithful to the original arrangements, but putting their emerson spin on it. I really enjoy the production in the way that while it does have a different quality from other ESQ recordings, it gives this album a unique sound that I happen to really enjoy.
This is a very well-done release. I especially enjoy the iTunes organization of the tracks, with each piece divided into sub-tracks for each one. The Digital booklet is also very well done, and I enjoy the contemporary art style of the album mixed with the organic classical-ness of the music. Musically, the album is incredible, with beautiful and organic production, incredible playing, and a truly unique approach to these quartets.