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Rob Barnett
MusicWeb International, June 2016

The performances are virtuoso affairs just as expected. This is, after all, the Cuarteto Latinoamericano. This quartet seems ever open to new repertoire and their CD heritage stretches far and wide across South America: Ginastera, Lavista, Villa-Lobos, Ponce, Halffter, Revueltas and Chávez. © 2016 MusicWeb International Read complete review



Grant Chu Covell
La Folia, November 2015

They…explore the string ensemble’s colors with deftly scored unisons, pizzicati and harmonics. Cuarteto Latinoamericano plays with great comfort and care. © 2015 La Folia



Laurence Vittes
Strings Magazine, June 2015

…the Cuarteto Latinoamericano plays with a precisely controlled spontaneity and a commitment to let the music speak without seeming to rush. © 2015 Strings Magazine



David W. Moore
American Record Guide, May 2015

The [Cuarteto Latinoamericano] are polished and play with feeling. © 2015 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Grego Applegate Edwards
Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review, March 2015

The Cuarteto Latinoamericano gives us sparkling renditions of the quartets with a zest that leaves nothing to be desired. These are near-ideal performances…

Brilliant! This one is a stunner. © 2015 Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review Read complete review



Graham Rickson
The Arts Desk, March 2015

The Quasi presto last movement’s (Quartet No. 2) minor-key dramatics are thrilling, as is the full-blooded, optimistic resolution. Mexico’s Cuarteto Latinoamericano give us idiomatic, assured performances. You’d expect nothing less from a group containing three brothers. Joyous stuff, and very decently recorded. Can we have a second volume please? © 2015 The Arts Desk Read complete review



James M. Keller
Chamber Music, March 2015

…top-drawer readings from the Cuarteto Latinoamericano.

The musicians of the Cuarteto Latinoamericano dispatch these two works with the technical finesse and musical imagination listeners have come to expect from them… This vividly recorded release is a most welcome addition to the catalog, a charismatic, elegantly rendered interpretation of music that is hard to resist. © 2015 Chamber Music



Terry Robbins
The WholeNote, February 2015

The Cuarteto Latinoamericano are in their element here; you couldn’t ask for better performances. © 2015 The WholeNote Read complete review



Bob McQuiston
Classical Lost and Found, February 2015

Having given us several award-winning discs of music by composers from countries south of the U.S. border, [Cuarteto Latinoamericano] now turn their attention to some of Iberian origin. These performances are equally stunning, and we can only hope they’ll eventually record Chapí’s last two quartets. © 2015 Classical Lost and Found Read complete review




David Hurwitz
ClassicsToday.com, January 2015

The Cuarteto Latinoamericano plays with typical incisiveness and verve. However, the ensemble smartly tempers its trademark sharp sonority in a manner consistent with the music’s elegance and warmth, especially in the two slow-ish movements (Andante mosso and Allegretto, respectively). The truth is, there is very little actual slow music in these quartets. They quite literally seethe with energy, but the players differentiate and characterize each section notably well. Superb engineering from Sono Luminus captures every inflection with natural fidelity. A great release. © 2015 ClassicsToday.com Read complete review





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