MENDELSSOHN Octet / Emerson String Quartet 4779966
[Octet:] There's no doubt the ensemble is tight as a drum -- I've never heard such a biting, pin-sharp "Scherzo" . . . The work opens at a terrific pace, properly "con fuoco", with an impetuous first violin almost back-flipping over the vaulting first theme -- you have to love his sound . . . the "Presto" [is] spectacular.
Will man die kompletten Streichquartette, so ist das Emerson Quartet unbestrittener Favorit . . .