Piazzolla: Tango Nuevo
Piazzolla: Legacy
SOLO
Mendelssohn Quintets
Schubert Duos
MOZART COMPLETE SONATAS
Schubert Sonatinas
Kenneth Fuchs
Glazunov & Franck
DSQ Quartet live
COMING UP Danielpour
Glazunov & Franck

Notes by Greg Stepanich

The years 1901 and 1902 were crucial ones for Mahler, then at the height of his fame as the artistic director of the Vienna Court Opera. In the summer of 1901, he had enjoyed a great burst of compositional creativity, having recovered from a serious illness earlier that year; the fruits of that idyllic period included a sheaf of songs and two movements of his Fifth Symphony. In November, he met the beautiful 22-year-old Alma Schindler, fell passionately in love with her, and they were married in March of 1902.  


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“true treasure...one of the latest gems to emerge from the season”

John Terauds – Musical Toronto

“A neglected stash of unrecorded Schubert”

NORMAN LEBRECHT

“The BBC Music team’s current favourites”

BBC MAGAZINE, Niel McKim

“My first chamber choice for the year.   ”

MUSICWEB INTERNATIONAL Recordings Of The Year 2013

“uplifting quality”

MusicWeb International

“conviction, commitment, diplomacy, and character”

The Strad

“a treat from start to finish”

Musical Toronto

“Las versiones son óptimas por la compenetración estilística del dúo y la prestancia instrumental del admirable violinista”

REVISTA SCHERZO

“Overall, these two discs featuring Cotik must be regarded as among the finest performances for their consistent artistry and idiomatic grasp”

Classical Net

“excellent style, which is not frequently found”

Daniel Binelli

“a musician who prepares thoroughly and has great respect for the music he performs”

The Palm Beach Arts Paper

“un trabajo de mucha calidad, por la originalidad de los arreglos y especialmente porque se trata de un excelente instrumentista”

REVISTA RITMO

“should leave listeners almost breathless…a vibrancy and attention to detail...strong individuality and… vitality”

Fanfare Magazine

“this is clearly a team to watch. I am sure we will be hearing good things from them in the future”

MusicWeb International

“The technical qualities of the recording - which is on the NAXOS label, by the way - are excellent.”

Robert W. Plyer, THE OBSERVER

“Cotik vanta un violinismo costantemente brillante e un colore di suono caldo e avvolgente”

GBOPERA MAGAZINE

“perfectly conceived”

Fanfare Magazine

“un violinista excelente... que recoge una forma rigurosa, natural y fuera de lo común de entender e interpretar la música”

Docenotas

“an excellent violinist”

Michael Tilson Thomas

“Cotik makes Kreisler seem almost smarmy, Isabelle Faust almost mannered, and Julia Fischer as though she's filed down the detail”

Fanfare Magazine

“an exemplary presentation of some marvelous music”

The Palm Beach Arts Paper

“brilliant Argentinean violinist”

David Denton for David’s Review Corner

“clarity and tonal opulence rare in recordings of violin music”

Fanfare Magazine

“there is no question that this disc is, by some distance, Naxos's best Piazzolla recording ”

MusicWeb International

“Un disco revelador de la maestría de los jóvenes intérpretes que lo firman: Tomas Cotik y Tao Lin.”

REVISTA DOCENOTAS

“None of these pieces has ever sounded quite like this before....Cotik handles it beautifully, with tremendous clarity of line and evenness of tone”

INFODAD.COM

“Cotik and Tao Lin have…honored not only their professions as musicians, but the memory and work of Franz Schubert”

The Palm Beach Arts Paper

“among the very best Piazzolla albums”

David Denton for David’s Review Corner

“Everyone who plays these works should hear these exemplary performances...you will never hear these Telemann Fantasias played so well  ”

American Record Guide

“None of these pieces has ever sounded quite like this before.”

INFODAD.COM

“exceptional...Piazzolla can be played differently than this, but provably not better.”

​DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE

“Cotik transcends even the profoundly meditative”

FANFARE MAGAZINE

“If you love the solo violin, you won't find a better recording to suit your tastes”

OBSERVER TODAY

“phenomenal technique”

Musical Toronto

“laudable level of technical accuracy…tenderness and warmth”

The Palm Beach Arts Paper

“this superbly produced Schubert disc…comes warmly commended”

MusicWeb International

“una nueva forma de mirar, entender y percibir la música de diferentes épocas”

SONOGRAMA MAGAZINE

“recreating the visceral charge of Piazzolla’s legendary quintet concerts and recordings”

South Florida Classical Review

“This is an excellent recital. I enjoy the Piazzolla Tango Etudes more as played by Cotik than by anyone else. ”

American Record Guide

“intelligent and sensitive...glories in...colorations and shared emphasis”

Fanfare Magazine 

“absolutely impeccable, with intonation in the centre of every note, and his left hand flying around the fingerboard with remarkable agility”

David Denton for David’s Review Corner

“I was immediately impressed by their virtuosity and also their understanding of Piazzolla’s music. I was anxious to see them perform in person”

Gary Burton

“I highly commend Mr. Cotik for his innovative interpretations and I hope many future audiences will  experience his musical excellence”

Gary Burton

“wonderful album…impressive for the elegance and sensitivity of the interpretations”

John Terauds – Musical Toronto

“Some of the music is sultry while other works are fast, rhythmic, and ornamented to show the exquisite virtuosity of Cotik”

FANFARE MAGAZINE

“Hace muy poco descubrí esta maravilla...dos extraordinarios instrumentalistas que uniendo su talento logran...algo genial.”

Luis Andarcia, VENUE MAGAZINE

“violinist Tomas Cotik is always up for a new challenge”

Julia Amacher – American Public Media

“I marvel at the technical skill which effortlessly encompasses these deeply contrasting styles....a technical as well as expressive master stroke”

CONTEMPORARY RECORD SOCIETY

“I find the Cotik and Lin performances most interesting and the sound on their disc is excellent”

Maria Nockin – Fanfare Magazine

“bemerkenswert, kunstvolle und expressive Interpretationen...auf hohem Niveau und den jeweiligen Stilen perfekt angepasst”

PIZZICATO

“Evocative concert of Jewish classical music”

The Washington Post

“urgently recommended”

Fanfare Magazine

“this is one of the great Piazzolla discs, and in perfect sound quality, I urge you to buy it.”

David Denton for David’s Review Corner

“excellent violin playing...extremely enjoyable interpretations of music that I love”

American Record Guide

“their lofty musicianship dwarfs their profound scholarship”

Fanfare Magazine

“I’ve had a listen to a few alternatives…including Isaac Stern with Daniel Baremboim and Lydia Mordkovitch, but this duo pretty much ticks all the boxes”

MusicWeb International

“The Piazzolla album is not just Cotik as brilliant interpreter, but also as creative mind.”

Musical Toronto

“Cotik phrases this music with such feeling, making you wonder if it could possibly sound better in any other performance.”

Classical Net

“outstanding from the very beginning”

Fanfare Magazine

“unusual depth and broad compass...absolutely brilliant... unmistakable vitality...optimally recorded”

Audio Video Club of Atlanta

“un disco la cui qualità riesce a proporre la freschezza affascinante della cultura musicale germanica come nuova, come se non si fossero mai ascoltate prima”

GBOPERA MAGAZINE

Reviews

INFODAD, NOV. 2014

Review of DSQ CD


The warm string tone and elegant piano elements of this performance are winning,"..."the Delray String Quartet allows the music to expand and breath


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The Palm Beach Post, Oct. 2014

The string quartet continues to blossom; attracts national attention.

It has been a decade since Don Thompson put together his dream team of string musicians. Since then, the Delray String Quartet has become a nationally recognized group, recording on some of classical music’s most illustrious labels. he new album, highlighted by a piece by Russian composer Alexander Glazunov, is the result of diligent work with Grammy-winning producer Judith Sherman at Miami’s famed Hit Factory of Florida recording studio.


Carlos Frias


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