The Pavel Haas Quartet's new album featuring Shostakovich's String Quartets Nos. 2, 7, 8 received another fantastic reviews on The Classic Review and on Europadisc, where the album became a Disc of the Week by the end of October.
“Its interpretation of the first and third movements are notable. In the former, the performers show the vibrant multi-dimensionality of emotions, ranging from the robust A-major opening to the menacing nature of the middle section. With so many character changes, a significant challenge for any group is to keep the energy flowing throughout. The ensemble does this impressively.” The Classic Review, November 2019
“The PHQ’s formidable combination of almost orchestral depth of tone with mercurial, chamber-music responsiveness lies at the heart of their success in the C minor Eighth Quartet. This is a performance of real weight and incisiveness which nevertheless finds plenty of room for the intensely personal nature of the music.” Europadisc, October 2019