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One cannot question the Danish String Quartet's finesse, scrupulous attention to detail, and musical integrity on Prism III / ClassicsToday

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ClassicsToday's Jed Distler writes.....It is fitting that the Danish String Quartet programs Beethoven's C-sharp minor quartet Op. 131 alongside Bartók's Quartet No. 1, for their commonalities are revealing. Each work's movements play continuously without interruption. And just as Beethoven begins his quartet with a brooding, intensely building fugue, Bartók accurately described his work's long contrapuntal opening movement as a funeral dirge. In this context, the five-voice Fugue from Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier makes for an appropriate closing selection.

While these performances will not displace the Vegh and Takacs Beethoven and Bartók recordings from my reference perch, one cannot question the Danish String Quartet's finesse, scrupulous attention to detail, and musical integrity.

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