LOUIS SPOHR (1784-1859): Complete String Quartets, Vol. 15 - No. 19 in A, Op. 68 (Quatuor brillant No. 4) (Moscow Philharmonic Concertino String Quartet) and No. 22 in D Minor, Op. 74/3 (New Budapest Quartet).
Catalogue Number: 03N008
Label: Marco Polo
Description: This never-ending series continues to not end with the fourth of Spohr's Brillante quartets from 1823 where the first violinist is treated as a soloist, and the 22nd of 1826, a 38-minute work of broad, sweeping themes tinged with pathos with masterful blending of counterpoint and virtuosity, making it one of his finest compositions (and this recording of it has waited over 15 years for release!!!).