As we’d expect from a seasoned musician, Ramsay’s quartets reveal a deep understanding of and admiration for the genre’s giants.
Prokofiev’s awkward First provides fodder for insipid remixes.
Naxos’ third installment of Coates’ quartets delivers what appears to be her most recent quartet.
An enormous stack of string quartet releases beckons. I’ll try for concision rather than rumination in this first of several posts.
Easily matching the Arditti’s premiere recording (Montaigne MO 782091), the Pacificas seem to delight in the Fifth’s halting momentum and casual recollection of the previous four.