Lovely readings of the overlooked Brahms string quintets
Santa Fe Listener | Santa Fe, NM USA | 08/09/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Boston Chamber Players, consisting of first-desk personnel from the BSO, alwyas play with elegance and style. At times I'm not sure they dig in enough, but thise lovely readings of the two Brahms string quintets put their best foot forward. These are sunny, genial works, well suited to the gorgeous polished tone of the Boston players--it's like hearing the orchestra's elegant string section in miniature. Tempos tend to be on the fast side, and we're definitely on the surface more than beneath it. Even so, this CD stands out among the best versions of these two masterpieces."
Best Op. 111 I've ever heard
Tim | 05/21/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a fabulous reading of the Quintet in G, Op 111 - it is rather quick, but very muscular and energetic in the right places."