Schidlof Quartet - Schumann - The Scotsman

The Schidlof Quartet's lively rapport with pianist Bernard d'Ascoli is instantly evident in this ripe and glowing account of Schumann's substantial E flat Piano Quintet, Op44. The rhythmic vitality of the outer movements is matched by the lightly flowing slow movement and impetuous scherzo. Between that and an equally radiant performance of the A minor string quartet, d'Ascoli plays two short piano pieces, the neatly paired Arabesque, Op18, and Blumenstuck, Op19.

The Scotsman
04 June 2001