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Roger S. Gordon
Positive Feedback Online, September 2013

The Modern Mandolin Quartet takes fun music and arranges it for four mandolins. The level of musicianship is excellent as is their ensemble playing.

I really enjoyed listening to all of the tracks on this album. My favorite pieces are the Hoe-down from Copland’s Rodeo and the Dvorak String Quartet. The Hoe-down is fun music regardless of the instruments it is being played on. It is just good foot-stomping music. © 2013 Positive Feedback Online Read complete review




Lawrence D. Devoe, MD
Blu-rayDefinition.com, June 2013

This is virtuoso playing of instruments that are usually associated with the bluegrass repertory, making good if not perfect arguments for the adaptations in this recording.

The clarity of each instrument is exemplary…

A standard resolution audio CD is included…this disc offers very decent sound. The program booklet is very thorough, covering each selection and the performers.

This is another Sono Luminus treat for the ears. © 2013 Blu-rayDefinition.com Read complete review



Kara Dahl Russell
The WSCL Blog, September 2012

Great “orchestral” works transcribed for Mandolin Quartet. From Aaron Copland’s “Hoedown” to Gershwin preludes, Philip Glass’s “Mishima” and some traditional songs, this is thoughtful musical brilliance. The real clicher is the revelatory transcription of Dvorak’s “American Quartet.” If you WANT to think about it, you have to smile at how smart these musical selections are…if you just want to relax and enjoy them…simply turn it on…brings a smile to your face either way! © 2012 The WSCL Blog




John Sunier
Audiophile Audition, August 2012

Bravo Sono Luminus! This may be the way to get audio-only hi-res surround Blu-ray to be a successful format.

All the arrangements are a delight, and I especially liked Sono Luminus’ approach to micing, which places the four mandolinists at the four outlying speakers around you…One really gets involved in the music that way, and it seems perfect for this material. © 2012 Audiophile Audition Read complete review





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