Dance of the Hours Amilcare Ponchielli Download 'Dance of the Hours' on iTunes
The Brodsky Quartet are unfazed by the demands of Tchaikovsky's second and third String Quartets on this charming recording
Repertoire: String Quartets Nos 2 & 3
Artists: Brodsky Quartet
Label: Brodsky Records BRD3500
Tchaikovsky’s Quartet No.2 is typical of its composer without being a masterpiece. Quartet No.3, however, is just that, with its magnificent slow movement including an impressive evocation of Russian Orthodox chant. The work’s main key of E flat minor is unreasonably difficult for strings but the Brodskys are unfazed by this, delivering superbly characterful performances of both works. The front-row closeness of the recorded balance is odd, but not annoyingly so.