Toch: String Quartet No. 8; String Quartet No. 9

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COMPOSERS: Toch
LABELS: CPO
WORKS: String Quartet No. 8; String Quartet No. 9
PERFORMER: Verdi Quartet
CATALOGUE NO: 999 686-2
Between the echoes of Strauss and pre-atonal Schoenberg a fresh, appealing voice emerges in these early 20th-century quartets. The Verdi Quartet’s performances are strong and well shaped, and let down only by the slightly swimmy background acoustic. Stephen Johnson

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