Mendelssohn - Brahms - Debussy
"The sound is convincing
in every way! In the music by Brahms and Mendelssohn, the group evokes
moods which, I am convinced, are very hard to create on the piano. Take
the Intermezzo Op.118 No.2, for example. Here the expression is one of
utter peace and ethereal harmony, but at the same time a mounting, self-sustaining
inward tension and dynamic. All this is very convincingly rendered by the
Stockholm Guitar Quartet. The short waltzes from Op.39 with which the Brahms
section concludes are pearls of music, quite convincingly interpreted.
The last one especially is performed with wit and style. Wonderful! And
then back to the ethereal state with the impressionist pieces. La fille
aux cheveux de lin by Debussy is very well done. I think there is a future
for combinations of three or four guitars, and especially three or more
different guitars. Here we have a convincing demonstration.