(…) Both works, Shostakovich’s Third an Ninth String Quartets are technicallyand musically difficult works. The Goldmund Quartet’s playing is flawlessfrom both points of view. Their performances are outstanding!
Sunday, Phillips Music presented the Munich-based Goldmund Quartet in the ballroom of Anderson House. These four young men, violinists Florian Schötz and Pinchas Adt, violist Christoph Vandory, and cellist Raphael Paratore, captured all hearts from the first measures of Haydn’s Quartet in G, Op 54, No 1, which fairly burst with intelligence and wit. (…)
This young German ensemble plays beautifully with a light touch, fleet tempos, and no disfiguring HIP mannerisms. The first two works shine with this treatment. I think this quartet has a bright future ahead of it.