Haydn String Quartets, Op. 76

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Korngold: Piano Quintet . String Sextet

Piano Quintet in E major, Op. 15 – 1. Mäßiges Zeitmaß, mit schwungvoll blühendem Ausdruck String Sextet

String Sextet in D, Op. 10 – 4. Finale. So rasch als möglich (Presto). Mit Feuer und Humor

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Reviews

CD of the Month – BBC Music Magazine

CD of the Month – Gramophone Magazine

Critics Choice Disk of 2011 – BBC Radio 3

– Ensemble Magazine (Germany)

Schumann: String Quartets

String Quartet in A minor, Op. 41 no. 1 – 1. Introduzione

String Quartet in F, Op. 41 no. 2 – 4. Finale

String Quartet in A, Op. 41 no. 3 – 1. Andante Espressivo, Allegro Molto Moderato

Reviews

Hats off first for the stunning recording. Every bow stroke hits home as if the players are there in your living room. Another bouquet for the musicians’ mastery of the three Ps: polish, passion, precision. Fascinating, and the Dorics give it their all.

The Times – March 5th 2011
Geoff Brown

Exhilaratingly, dedicated performances from a talented young string quartet.
Make no mistake, this is a terrific disc in every way, a worthy follow-up to this ensemble’s exemplary anthology of the three Korngold quartets (Chandos, 11/10).

Gramophone – May 2011
Andrew Achenbach

The Doric gives outstanding, virtuoso performances of William Walton’s two string quartets.

The Telegraph – February 25th 2011
Geoffrey Norris

Walton: String Quartets

String Quartet (1919-22)
Premiere recording of original version
I Moderato

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II Scherzo. Allegro molto vivace, e ritmico

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String Quartet in A minor (1944-47)
III Lento

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IV Allegro molto

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Reviews


The Doric Quartet, in these superb performances (enhanced by the rich, crystal-clear recording), play them as if they were established repertoire works, which they deserve to be.

The Sunday Times – 3 October 2010

Benchmark performances by a string quartet clearly on the cusp of great things
And what an auspicious beginning it is…From the off, the Dorics stamp their own emphatic claim to ownership with a bold incisive feel for the swirling stylistic and emotional undercurrents in Korngold’s characteristically rhythmically alert, sumptuously lyrical and exquisitely crafted music….beautifully produced and engineered by Jonathan Cooper.
BBC Music Review – 30 September 2010
Michael Quinn

Korngold: String Quartets

String Quartet No. 1, Op. 16 (1920-23)
I Allegro molto

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String Quartet No. 2, Op. 26 (1933)
II Intermezzo. Allegretto con moto – Molto più mosso

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IV Waltz (Finale)

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String Quartet No. 3, Op. 34 (1944-45)
III Sostenuto. Like a Folk Tune

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Reviews

With their trademark wonderful timing, here comes a disc from the Dorics to remind us why they have been mentioned in this issue’s cover story as one of the finest young string quartets.  There is, properly, a seriousness to their Haydn here as well as a polish that marks them out as musicians with fascinating things to say.

*Editor’s Choice*

Gramophone Magazine February 2011

Haydn: String Quartets

String Quartet in D minor Op. 9 No. 4
I Moderato

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String Quartet in C major Op. 50 No. 2
IV Finale: Vivace assai

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String Quartet in G major Op. 76 No. 1
II Adagio sostenuto

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