The Quadraphonic aspect gives wonderful air to the sound and it is very pleasing to listen to overall. Highly recommended to Brahms lovers and also to fans of the Beaux Arts Trio in what I think was their finest combination, with Pressler at his peak. This issue makes me hope that other BAT records were made in quadraphonic…Sound 4.5/5 Sacdnet.
PentaTone RQR PTC 5186 151 (2 discs)
Brahms: Piano Quartets Nos. 1-3 Opp. 25, 26 & 60
Beaux Arts Trio
Walter Trampler (viola)