AURYN QUARTET- PRESS QUOTES
perfectly with one breath, yet each voice retains its autonomy…"
General Anzeiger Bonn
"…as temperatures plumeted on Sunday afternoon, it felt particularly welcome to bask in the Auryn Quartet's glowing timbres… The rich tone and bold gestures of Mr. Lingenfelder, the first violinist, were aptly mirrored by his colleagues. …the program also included a sensually rendered interpretation of Ravel's Quartet in F, whose finale unfolded with a balance of fiery declamation and sultry poise." The New York Times
"…unsurpassed attention to detail and expressiveness." Daily News Palm Beach
"…mesmerizing solo and ensemble playing…" All Things Strings, Los Angeles
"The Auryns comprise one of today's finest String Quartets.... Ottawa Citizen
"From the opening measures of the Mendelssohn F minor Quartet it was clear that this is one hot ensemble (questions of ambient temperature aside). They naturally had all the technical virtues that anyone could wish: intonation, balance, blend and precision of ensemble. On top of that they brought an impressive passion to the music, while never going over the top. Finally they had an indefinably solid "German" sound". Ottawa Citizen
"Wow. This, when done, will rank with the finest Haydn Quartet series." Audiophile Audition
"After hearing the Auryn Quartet at Bates College's
Olin Hall on Sunday, my only regret is that I did not attend all of the concerts
in their Beethoven cycle there. The quartet is quite simply the best I have
ever encountered, anywhere. If they maintained Sunday's level of passionate
intensity in all of the Beethoven quartets, then their accomplishment is miraculous.
Come to think of it, their first violinist does look a little like Paganini."
Portland Herald Press
"This is a highlight in the discography of the Auryn Quartet, and one of the most beautiful Brahms recording in the whole catalogue." FonoForum
"Exemplary ! Interpretations of the three Brahms string quartets that are gripping from the first note to the last can be counted on one hand... a minutely thought-out brilliant reading that is full of tension." Klassik Heute
"Beyond these moments of epiphany, the Auryns possess a sense of latent power that creates a superb kind of musical tension, a rare ability to phrase with a kind of radiant Italianate grace and in hypnotic big picture arches, and to do so as with one voice...There is no shortage of great and famous Beethoven cycles, but there are no performances such as these. For me this is the set to beat." Gramophone
"A great quartet: the Auryn…an ensemble that revealed from the onset the highest technical and musical level of accomplishment." La Presse, Montreal
"The Auryn is a quartet in the European tradition that blends elegance of sound with seamless phrasing and clarity of detail." The Cleveland Plain Dealer
" The playing, by a group that has been garnering golden opinions for two decades, is absolutely first rate." The Strad
"...members interact with a sensitivity that seems almost telepathic" The Washington Post
"Over and over again, the Auryn surprised with an
illuminating tone and flexibility of sound."
"Sensitive, strong and finely integrated performances." Gramophone
"The Auryn plays with an enviable balance of abandon and discipline" American Record Guide
"In beauty and confidence of its playing, the Auryn somewhat recalled the now-disbanded Cleveland Quartet." San Antonio Express
"Just when you think you've heard it all before, a
new group comes to town, and blows you away."
The Washington Post
"…shared spirituality.." The New York Times
"To produce such an exciting Schubert would be hard for most of today's quartets ." Frankfurter Rundschau
"One left the Wigmore thinking of nothing but Schubert, for the Auryn Quartet gave a compellingly dramatic and magnificently assured performance." The Times, London
"...exceptionally subtle textures….enthusiastically recommended!" Fanfare
"Concert of the century with the Auryn Quartet….The Auryn Quartet's interpretation of Schubert's G major Quartet D 887 will enter the annals." Hamburger Abendblat
"…one of the great hopefuls of the truly not-so-small
international quartet scene. The excellent reputation of this Cologne ensemble
is based upon perfect intonation, exquisite ensemble, a pleasing an sonorous
timbre, and stylistically acurate, intense interpretations. FonoForum