Bruckner: String Quintet; String Quartet; Intermezzo in D minor; Rondo in C minor

COMPOSERS: Bruckner
LABELS: Sony
WORKS: String Quintet; String Quartet; Intermezzo in D minor; Rondo in C minor
PERFORMER: L’Archibudelli
CATALOGUE NO: SK 66251 DDD
A magnificent issue devoted to Bruckner’s complete string chamber music. Bruckner contemptuously described the Quartet and Rondo of 1862 as ‘exercises’, but each emerges with greater substance in admirable readings from the splendid Dutch ensemble, L’Archibudelli. Its account of the String Quintet is arguably the finest available, and instantly eclipses the Raphael Ensemble’s recent Hyperion performance. An essential purchase for all dedicated Brucknerians. Michael Jameson

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