Classical Music Home

Welcome to Naxos Records

 
Keyword Search
 
 Classical Music Home > Naxos Album Reviews

Album Reviews



 
See latest reviews of other albums...

David W. Moore
American Record Guide, September 2019

This all adds up to a program that is entertaining, demanding and thought-provoking; and it is played with notable involvement and intensity by this fine quartet. Their balance between lines and clarity of expression makes this music relate its tale to us with meaning. © 2019 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide




Steven A. Kennedy
Cinemusical, August 2019

The Atma Quartet tackles each of these pieces with an extremely-commanding attention to the sort of detail required. They manage to also set apart each work in a way that helps it stand out as an unique musical voice. … The tightness of the ensemble also is a mark of great things to come from this group in this very impressive debut of important works in the repertoire. © 2019 Cinemusical Read complete review



Grego Applegate Edwards
Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review, July 2019

There are strikingly intimate, introspective elements at play throughout as well as a highly engaging extroverted dash to be heard in ways any student of our times might appreciate. Poetic expression and a wealth of string-sounding techniques are key factors at play throughout. The Atma Quartet bring out the beautifully conceived articulation of each movement with a sureness and a telling sympathy that affords us pause, then delight and satisfaction.

Clearly the Atma Quartet give notice on their debut album. The works are essential listening and the quartet members all excel as state-of-the-art practitioners, masters of color and expression. Molto bravo! © 2019 Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Read complete review



John France
MusicWeb International, June 2019

The playing by the Ãtma Quartet is remarkable, as befits these three remarkable Polish string quartets. The liner notes are printed in Polish and English and give a detailed understanding of each work as well as information about the ensemble. The sound is well-balanced and ideally reflects the complex nature and technical achievements of these works.

This is a great CD that makes a splendid introduction to ‘modern’ Polish chamber music. © 2019 MusicWeb International Read complete review



Lynn René Bayley
The Art Music Lounge, April 2019

The very talented Ãtma Quartet presents here three works by modern-minded Polish composers, starting with Karol Szymanowski and ending with Krzysztof Penderecki, who is still with us. …This one has wonderful atmosphere as well as acute attention to detail. It’s the kind of performance that sweeps you up in its path and does not prod you into looking for comparative versions because you sense that something is amiss with it. There is elegance and drama galore in their interpretation, which also has considerable sweep.

A mixed bag insofar as the music goes but all of it extremely well played and emotionally engaged. © 2019 The Art Music Lounge Read complete review





Naxos Records, a member of the Naxos Music Group