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Danish String Quartet 'Prism II' makes 105.9:WQXR 'Best Classical Recordings of 2019'

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As a decade that has brought its fair share of ups and downs comes to a close, it's hard to be anything but amazed by one enormous plus: the sheer volume of exceptional new classical recordings that hit the shelves in the 2010s. The last year has been a fitting culmination, chock-full of brilliant reinterpretations of old favorites and bold ventures into new musical frontiers. Here are our favorites of 2019.

Prism II: Beethoven, Schnittke, Bach - Danish String Quartet

The Danish String Quartet burnishes its reputation as one of the world's finest with the extraordinary second installment of their Prism series on ECM, which ingeniously couples Beethoven's late Quartets with some of the 20th-century string quartets (in this case, Schnittke's radical Third) they inspired. 

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