Bernard Herrmann: Souvenirs de voyage

"This piece is one of my favorites of his [Herrmann's] concert works. There have been several recordings of it over the years, some really good (such as the one on Delos), but this newest one on Naxos hits a new high as far as infusing unrestrained emotion into the performance. Honestly, no other performance I've heard matches the intensity of this one. The Fine Arts Quartet bring out nuances I didn't even contemplate when listening to earlier recordings. Thank you. So well done." (James Doherty,, April 26, 2017)"

Mozart Piano Concertos

"These chamber versions, newly revived by pianist Alon Goldstein with the Fine Arts Quartet, are quite extraordinary, sounding as if Mozart had transcribed them himself (which it seems he was always in favour of happening). Works for the concert hall suddenly sound like they were composed for the drawing room."

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Beethoven: String Quintets

"Magnificent music superbly rendered. This recording of Beethoven´s rarely heard string quintets brings to us the finest music played by highly respected musicians: the Fine Arts Quartet and violist Sharon Gil. The performance of said quintets and of the Fugue Op. 137 are of the best sound quality and superior musicianship, perfectly recorded, so as to carry the listener to the highest level of pleasure. I heartly recommend this exceptional album."

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Fauré: Piano Quintets

Designated by the 2012 Gramophone Classical Music Guide: "Gramophone award-winner and recording of legendary status," "Simply the best: An unrivalled version, a cornerstone of the catalogue. A real gem!"

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Schumann: String Quartets Nos. 1-3

Edge-of-the-seat playing marked by probing insights...The FAQ's intonation and balances are beyond reproach. Its ensemble is razor sharp in the quicker music, and in the slower moments its phrasing breathes naturally (no mean feat). Given the competition by such ensembles as the Emerson, Melos, and Takács Quartets, they shine. The sound of this disc is excellent, capturing the quartet's distinctive timbre and steering a judicious course between linear detail and ensemble heft and mass. In short, this is desert island stuff.

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Beethoven: Complete String Quartets Op.18 [Box set]

A fantastic new reading of these oh-so-familiar pieces. It is wonderful to have so many new recordings by the historically great Fine Arts Quartet...This one sports the usual Fine Arts virtues: classical elegance, muscular rhythmic prowess, and sober, realistically projected stylistic congruence...What you will find is sumptuous sound in a superb recorded setting that displays these six magnificent works in about as fine a recording as you are likely to hear. Couple the sound with real inspiration and a studied presentation of these pieces, and this is likely to take first place among almost any collection.

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Mozart: String Quintets 1 - 6 [Box set]

Here are brand new recordings in the best possible sound on SACD. In fact, the sound is thrilling - warm and airy, yet detailed - and makes you appreciate the playing all the more...[The Fine Arts Quartet's interpretations] are more dramatic, more colorful, more emphatic than the Grumiaux's...There is a lot of warmth and beautiful tone as well. In fact, they make K.614 more beautiful than I have ever heard it.

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