String Quartets No 1 Op 35 and No 3 Op 112
Improvisation for Solo Cello
Sonata for Cello and Piano Op 60
Pierre Doumenge, cello and Michael Dussek, piano
'The Dante Quartet performances are manifestly superior......tighter, tougher, more in-tune, and apparently more determined to sell the music by leaning into its rich vein of expressive lyricism. The new set also includes four other works: the appealing Lyric Movement for string quartet and piano, the brooding Meditations on a Byzantine Hymn, the astounding Improvisation for unaccompanied cello, and, best of all, the monumental G minor Cello Sonata'