Album: Brodsky Quarter, Rhythm & Texture (Orchid Classics)

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It's hard to understand the thematic connection linking the five composers featured here, but the Brodsky Quartet treats each according to their requirements: gently sentimental when dealing with Gershwin's posthumous "Lullaby", and fastidiously detailed when interpreting Mario Lavista's "Reflejos De La Noche", whose itchy tremors, sweeping glassandi and suspended motifs vividly evoke the insect chorus of Mexican nighttime.

The most impressive piece here is the interpretation of Ravel's "String Quartet in F", where the alternations between the first movement's languid pastorale and the spiky pizzicato of the second movement are superbly effected.

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