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Raymond Beegle
Fanfare, November 2016

Dvořák’s sumptuous 10th and 13th String Quartets are played exquisitely by the Bennewitz Quartet. There is vigor, depth, dazzling technique, and a wonderful grasp of dramatic structure in this production. © 2016 Fanfare Read complete review

Guy Engels
Pizzicato, March 2016

Genuine performances of two major quartets by Antonín Dvořák. © 2016 Pizzicato

Paul L Althouse
American Record Guide, March 2016

It is clear from Quartet 10 (in E-flat, Op. 51) how well attuned [The Bennewitz Quartet] are to Dvorak’s style. The piece, at least up to the lively finale, is exceptionally lyrical, often tender and gentle. They play beautifully, never too loud, and never force the music to try to make it more dramatic and exciting.

[Quartet 13 (Op.106 in G)] is a very fine work, with inventive textures, unusual key relationships, and a wonderfully moving slow movement. Again, the Bennewitz players maintain their sensitivity to the music and let it flow unimpeded. © 2016 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide

Jerry Dubins
Fanfare, January 2016

…the E♭-Major Quartet may be the one that falls most pleasingly on the ear. There’s barely a single measure of it that’s not tunefully singable, and the score’s formal progress isn’t impeded… The Dumka movement with its central and closing peasant folkdance episodes is a real charmer; the Romanze is a touching ballad; and the finale is a kick-up-your-heels, high-spirited romp. © 2015 Fanfare Read complete review

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