AllMusic‘s James Manheim gives a Five-Star rating to our Dvořák : Locale recording!
“There is absolutely no shortage of recordings of these two popular Dvorák works, but this one is a standout. … Consider this pairing of the String Quartet in F major, Op. 96 (“American”), with the Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81. The latter work features Joyce Yang on piano, seamlessly adapting herself to the quartet’s lively warmth. The “American” quartet is even better, with the group catching the dance rhythms that percolate throughout but are sometimes lost in the cool string quartet medium. Sample the Molto vivace Scherzo of the quartet, which has a lightness that has rarely been achieved elsewhere. Each movement of both works reveals original ideas… Impressive work that adds to the sterling reputation of this ensemble.”—James Manheim, AllMusic