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Daniel Morrison
Fanfare, November 2017

The performance by the Silesian Quartet, with pianist Piotr Sałajczyk, is one of exceptional urgency and intensity, generating wild excitement without compromising clarity of texture and exactitude of execution.

This is an outstanding release. For those not yet familiar with Weinberg’s chamber music, it would be an ideal introduction. Readers already acquainted with these works would do well to acquire these superb performances. The Silesian Quartet should be encouraged to record more Weinberg, as well as works of other composers. © 2017 Fanfare Read complete review




Daniel Morrison
Fanfare, November 2017

Because of the high value and relative rarity of the works recorded, as well as the excellence of the performances and sound quality, my choice is the recording by the Silesian Quartet and pianist Piotr Sałajczyk of Mieczysław Weinberg’s Piano Quintet and String Quartet No. 7. © 2017 Fanfare Read complete review



Ralph Graves
WTJU, June 2017

…a performance full of vitality and restless energy.

The quartet has a steely tone, well in keeping with the music. These are performances that connect both with the emotional state of the composer and with the listener.

Recommended! © 2017 WTJU Read complete review



Lynn René Bayley
The Art Music Lounge, April 2017

The performances are certainly quite fine. Their version of the Quartet No. 7 is certainly on as high a level… In the very opening of the performance, it almost sounded as if the Silesian Quartet were using straight tone, except that I know from past listening that the high, quiet opening of this piece is to be played so lightly that vibrato would be intrusive. As the performance continues, we come to realize that the Silesian players are indeed using a quick, light vibrato, which is fine. Generally speaking, as a group they have a lean sound profile, which aids the listener in hearing the different lines of the music clearly while still maintaining a good ensemble sound in those passages where it is called for, but by and large Weinberg carried on a conversation between his instruments. © 2017 The Art Music Lounge Read complete review





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