Diotima String Quartet
The latest CD release from the Diotima String Quartet, American Music, is simply amazing. Clean, clear, articulate, and musical.
It is refreshing to hear a European interpretation of twentieth century American classics.
Their recording of Different Trains for String Quartet and Tape by Steve Reich reaffirms him as a genius of minimalism.
Their goose-bump inducing Molto Adagio by Samuel Barber clocks in at an exquisite 8:34 (for you people that like to keep track of different versions).
New recordings of Black Angels don’t come along very often and this one is brilliant. I really like how they split up the tracks into the smaller segments rather than just I, II, III.
American Music is available via iTunes for only $10.99 USD.