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Tchaikovsky: Complete String Quartets
Tchaikovsky, Borodin Quartet
Tchaikovsky: Complete String Quartets
Genre: Classical
  •  Track Listings (9) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (8) - Disc #2


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All Artists: Tchaikovsky, Borodin Quartet
Title: Tchaikovsky: Complete String Quartets
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Chandos
Original Release Date: 1/1/1964
Re-Release Date: 1/23/2001
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genre: Classical
Styles: Chamber Music, Historical Periods, Classical (c.1770-1830)
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 095115987124

CD Reviews

B. Thomason | Boulder, CO | 03/20/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The Borodin's recording of the Shostakovich quartets is the historical benchmark performance. This recording of Tchaikovsky's is sadly not as well prepared. The quartet is out of tune at several points throughout the set, and at some points the energy and intensity lag. Other spots are incredibly exciting and come off very effectively, though in my opinion you'd be better off finding a more contemporary recording."
Great performances
JP Nightingale | 04/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm a little surprised by the last reviewer's dismissiveness. These are really first rate recordings with quartet no 1 and the invigorating Souvenir de Florence standing out in particular. The playing is muscular and deeply felt throughout - sure it may not be perfect but that, somehow, is not the point. Don't take my word for it though, have a listen yourself! These are widely loved recordings and you should not take one person's word for it!"