MusicWeb International critic Jonathan Woolf reviews our Brahms & Mozart: Clarinet Quintets recording with Eli Eban:
“ if it’s Mozart and Brahms you want, then you will find that the Alexander Quartet and Eban provide readings of lyric warmth predicated on scrupulous and nuanced musicianship. … eloquently phrased qualities held in just balance by the musicians, who are always phrasally generous but never prepared to sacrifice musical good manners to force the issue, emotively speaking. … throughout this disc whilst the clarinetist maintains full body of tone across his range and his warmly aerated vibrato is under excellent control. … Eban’s subtle variation in variation usage, not least in the slow movement, ensures a refined sense of colour, warmly vibrated, and is always audible. And the sonority of the accompanying figures, top to bottom, remains admirable. … To add to the pleasure there are fine booklet notes and an excellently judged recording.”—Jonathan Woolf, MusicWeb International
Full review on MusicWeb International
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