Eroica Quartet, Mendelssohn: String Quartets Vol. 2

Anastasia Tsioulcas

By Anastasia Tsioulcas

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Mendelssohn: String Quartets Vol. 2

Eroica Quartet

As part of their complete Mendelssohn cycle, the Eroica Quartet's recording of the composer's String Quartets Nos. 3 & 4 sets the pace for what a young ensemble should do with standard repertoire. With their fresh approach and muscular playing, the group invites audiences to reconsider what they think they might know about this music: every measure seems charged with electricity, and yet it's clear that these players have carefully considered each note. Their period-performance style might not be quite the right fit for every listener, but their playing demands to be heard.