String Quartet K465

String Quartet K465

These performances are outstanding for their dynamic range, wider than what most ensembles use for Mozart, but never excessive for the music. The Franz Schubert Quartet, which comes from Vienna, plays with lovely tone, excellent balance (no lost viola here), and consistently appropriate expression of the music. The ensemble is recorded with surprising clarity within a pleasantly resonant space. Well above average performances of some superb Mozart, music that belongs in every music-lover's library. <i>--Leslie Gerber</i>