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Quartets - Released February 17, 2017 | SOMM Recordings

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions 4 étoiles de Classica
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Quartets - Released October 28, 2016 | SOMM Recordings

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions 4 étoiles de Classica
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Quartets - Released May 13, 2016 | Aparté

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Quartets - Released June 2, 2015 | Alpha

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions 5 de Diapason - 4 étoiles de Classica
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Quartets - Released October 17, 2014 | CAvi-music

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or - Gramophone Editor's Choice - Le Choix de France Musique - 4 étoiles de Classica
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Quartets - Released October 13, 2014 | Evidence

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions 4 étoiles de Classica
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Quartets - Released April 1, 2014 | Glossa

Hi-Res Distinctions 4 étoiles de Classica
Because he barely lived 20 years, Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga composed only a small body of work, which, along with an opera, a symphony, and a handful of pieces in other genres, included the three string quartets and the set of variations presented on this 2014 Glossa release. These lively period performances by La Ritirata, a quartet that plays original string instruments in authentic Classical style, show why Arriaga was dubbed the "Spanish Mozart," perhaps more convincingly than the odd coincidences that he was born on the 50th anniversary of Mozart's birth and was a musical prodigy who died young. Of course, they show his indebtedness to Mozart, perhaps to a degree that it threatens to obscure his own originality. Even so, there is a certain sense of freshness and novelty in this recording, due in part to the finely polished sound of La Ritirata and the group's extraordinary vigor and virtuosity, but also because the music is entertaining and infectious, and something of the youthful Arriaga's wit and playfulness shine through. The reproduction is clear and focused, which is excellent for the sound of the instruments, but also a little unfortunate, insofar as it picks up breathing and other extraneous noises that are especially noticeable on headphones.
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Quartets - Released April 1, 2014 | Solo Musica

Distinctions Diapason d'or - 4 étoiles de Classica
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Quartets - Released February 6, 2014 | Da Capo

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions Gramophone Editor's Choice - 4 étoiles de Classica - Hi-Res Audio
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Quartets - Released October 29, 2013 | BIS

Hi-Res Booklet Distinctions 5 de Diapason - 4 étoiles de Classica
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Quartets - Released May 1, 2012 | Naxos

Booklet Distinctions Diapason d'or - 4 étoiles de Classica

Quartets - Released May 12, 2009 | Brilliant Classics

Distinctions 4 étoiles de Classica
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Quartets - Released April 14, 2009 | Brilliant Classics

Distinctions 4 étoiles de Classica
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Quartets - Released March 1, 2009 | Brilliant Classics

Distinctions 4 étoiles de Classica