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String Quartet 12 American

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  • Product Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 14.61 x 1.12 x 12.57 cm; 115.67 Grams
  • Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ Harmonia Mundi Fr.
  • Original Release Date ‏ : ‎ 2013
  • Label ‏ : ‎ Harmonia Mundi Fr.
  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00A6U5BNK
  • Number of discs ‏ : ‎ 1
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 6 ratings

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On their valedictory release, the world-renowned Tokyo String Quartet presents a pair of the group's favorite chamber works that offer a glimpse into the private world of two Czech composers. Antonin Dvorak and Bedrich Smetana - although they were sometimes regarded as musical opposites in their homeland - together came to represent the quintessential sound of 19th-century Czech music.

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''The combination of force and quiet restraint, powerful passion and surreal stillness that the Tokyo brings to this late-Romantic music is gorgeous. All four instruments are perfectly balanced, each player knowing exactly when to come to the fore and when to retreat into the background. These four men may have been around the world umpteen times, but they always make their music sound fresh and spontaneous... the Tokyo can hold their bows high as they make the most graceful of exits.'' --Toronto Star

''Superior playing from an ensemble going out at the top of its game: not only is there great depth to the TSQ's reading of both scores, but nothing is routine or relaxed... This is an ensemble that has pulled off the feat of calling it a day while leaving us wanting more.'' --The Arts Fuse

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I. Giles
5.0 out of 5 stars A superb end to a distinguished career from this fine group of players and presented in superb sound
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 8 January 2015
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anónimo
5.0 out of 5 stars Disco con el que el Cuarteto de Tokio se despide de los estudios de grabación
Reviewed in Spain on 19 September 2013
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Alan Harris
4.0 out of 5 stars final bow
Reviewed in Canada on 10 October 2013
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Peter Prosper
5.0 out of 5 stars A true reference recording!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 9 October 2013
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Hannibal
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb SACD Performances by Tokyo Quartet of These Famous Works
Reviewed in the United States on 13 August 2015
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