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Their emotionally powerful playing can bring out all the pathos and anguish this work has.
There is, of course, that complete cycle of Beethoven's quartets that has garnered much acclaim and that may be my next acquisition.
Schubert's String Quartets are exquisitely beautiful and the Quartetto Italiano do them justice.
08-24-2014 This review is likde so many other ones in that it is ;ole a walk in the park made simpler by the Genius of Franz Peter Schubert. Read morePublished 8 months ago by NUC MED TECH
This is my favorite recording of "Death and the Maiden." Very dramatic, clean, and true to the score! The other quartets are great, too!Published 13 months ago by Griffin Browne
Schubert's String Quartets are exquisitely beautiful and the Quartetto Italiano do them justice. This is very emotional music that will appeal immediately. Do yourself a favour!Published 23 months ago by brotagonist
Tempi for them has sometimes been problematic. I don't find it so in most of their Beethoven, though some of their opus 18's could stand energizing. Read morePublished on June 1, 2012 by Kirk List
Like many authors of 5-star reviews on this page, I am a big fan of Quartetto Italiano and try to grab their CDs where I can. Read morePublished on March 1, 2011 by Anton Zimmerling
Apart from the sound problems (intermittent thumping) inherent in the master tape of No. 14 "Death and the Maiden", for me there is a problem with the overall approach of... Read morePublished on March 20, 2009 by Ralph Moore
The Quartteto Italiano is easily my favorite string quartet. I have owned and enjoyed their complete Mozart and Beethoven sets of string quartets for many years. Read morePublished on March 9, 2008 by Mark Hennicke
I had not come across the Quartetto Italiano before which is not so surprising as these recordings were made 30 - 40 years ago. Read morePublished on February 11, 2007 by Philip J. Rowe