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Stephen Wright
American Record Guide, March 2016

Recording quality is outstanding, with great clarity and strong bass. If there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s a quartet with weak bass—not a problem here. Every member of the Élysée is a master of his instrument—attractive in solos—yet there’s gorgeous ensemble blend. Highly recommended to fanciers of first-rate second-tier romantic composers. © 2016 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Jerry Dubins
Fanfare, November 2015

This is urgently recommended to anyone interested in exploring the music of one of France’s lesser-known Romantic composers. You’re in for a treat. © 2015 Fanfare Read complete review



Richard Wigmore
Gramophone, October 2015

The Quatuor Elysée impress with their polished ensemble and natural feeling for rubato. © 2015 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone



Michael Cookson
MusicWeb International, August 2015

Throughout Quatuor Élysée plays with commendable unity and lovely intonation. The close sound quality is clear with a cool, steely edge and is well balanced.

Timpani continues its desirable and fascinating series of French string quartets with these fine performances of Benjamin Godard’s attractive scores. © 2015 MusicWeb International Read complete review



Bob McQuiston
Classical Lost and Found, July 2015

The Élysée Quartet makes an auspicious [album] with these splendid performances.

…the recordings project a perfectly proportioned sonic image in a warm nourishing acoustic. The string tone is naturally vibrant with silky highs, a mellow midrange, and clean lows with no hint of any resonant hangover. © 2015 Classical Lost and Found Read complete review




James Manheim
AllMusic.com, July 2015

France’s Quatuor Élysée, a group specializing in the French and Russian schools, gets the essential melodicism of the music. A very pleasant find for lovers of Romantic chamber music and an album the members of any string quartet ought to hear. © 2015 Allmusic.com Read complete review



Stephen Greenbank
MusicWeb International, July 2015

Superbly recorded, the Quatuor Élysée give persuasive accounts of these appealing works, securing favourable results. Their incandescent playing and convincing interpretations will certainly win you over. It comes as a surprise to me that these gorgeous, melodic chamber works have languished in obscurity for so long. © 2015 MusicWeb International Read complete review





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