LABELS: ASV Quicksilva
WORKS: String Quartet in F minor, Op. 80; String Quartet in A minor, Op. 51/2
PERFORMER: Lindsay String Quartet
CATALOGUE NO: CD QS 6173 1990
The Lindsays may not represent the last word in refined quartet-playing, but it would be difficult to fault their performances in terms of commitment and musical insight. Here they offer tremendously vibrant accounts of two great Romantic quartets, driving the outer movements of the Mendelssohn with almost demonic energy, as well as drawing an infinite variety of colour and phrasing from the Brahms. Recorded live at the Blackheath Concert Halls, this is an invigorating disc.