Brahms: String Quartets in C minor op.51 no.1, in A minor op.51 no.2 & in B flat major op.67, Piano Quintet in F minor op.34

The Emerson Quartet takes a generally severe view of Brahms’s three quartets. From the beginning of the C minor there is a sense of steely purpose, with clipped staccato quavers and a driving pace. The fat vibrato of the violinists brings little in the way of sweetness, and there is ...

You are moments away from reading great content from The Strad

This article is exclusively available to members of The Strad community. 
JOIN HERE FOR FREE. Already a member, please SIGN IN.

Strad product montage

What you get:

  • Exclusive content including previews of the latest magazine articles
  • Access to our ever-growing library of features and resources
  • Our weekly newsletters with news, views and videos from the string world
  • To be part of the discussion by commenting on articles
  • The latest exclusive offers from The Strad and The Strad Shop