Arriaga: String Quartet No. 1; String Quartet No. 2; String Quartet No. 3

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COMPOSERS: Arriaga
LABELS: Dabringhaus und Grimm Scene
WORKS: String Quartet No. 1; String Quartet No. 2; String Quartet No. 3
PERFORMER: Voces String Quartet
CATALOGUE NO: MDG 603 0236-2
Born in Bilbao exactly 50 years after Mozart, Arriaga died aged 19, having written these string quartets in Paris in 1824. This agreeable trilogy fits comfortably onto a single disc, but these accounts from Romania’s Voces String Quartet sound febrile and unsympathetic. Michael Jameson

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