Brahms: String Quintet No. 1 in F; String Quintet No. 2 in G

COMPOSERS: Brahms
LABELS: Hyperion
WORKS: String Quintet No. 1 in F; String Quintet No. 2 in G
PERFORMER: Raphael Ensemble
CATALOGUE NO: CDA 66804 DDD
Though less popular than Brahms’s sextets, his two string quintets are rich and noble creations, now accorded the eloquent and passionate espousal they surely demand, in the capable hands of the Raphael Ensemble. Their playing is unerringly distinguished, and Hyperion’s sonics defy criticism – a glorious offering. Michael Jameson

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