A Warm Recommendation for the Mozart Piano Quartets

“Joyce Yang plays with a full, brilliant tone, definitely aimed at getting the most possible out of the modern piano. The Alexanders play on a matched 1987 set of instruments made by Francis Kuttner. The violin and cello are designed after Stradivarius models. Together the strings produce a rich blended tone… Yang and the Alexanders…

Music Minus One, Plus One—The Alexander String Quartet Becomes a Piano Quartet

The following interview by Jerry Dubins is from the November/December 2018 issue of Fanfare Magazine and used with permission.  Two interviews and literally dozens of reviews later, the Alexander String Quartet, which has graced us with so many outstanding recordings of much mainstream string quartet literature, has joined forces with the dynamic young pianist Joyce…

“You Can’t Go Wrong” With Mozart Apotheosis Vol. 2

American Record Guide critic, Paul Althouse, has a new review of our Mozart Piano Quartets recording with Joyce Yang in the November/December 2018 issue: “These Mozart quartets strike a perfect balance between vibrant energy and lyrical grace. The music never feels too slow or indulged; indeed, the energy never flags. At the same time, though,…

Art Music Lounge Reviews In meinem Himmel

Lynn René Bayley offers a new review for our Mahler Song Cycles: In meinem Himmel recording on her Art Music Lounge blog: “All of these reductions were arranged by the group’s violinist Zakarias Grafilo, and they are indeed faithful to the originals in harmony and texture. … But as in the case of any album of…

A Warm Recommendation for The Mahler Song Cycles from Fanfare Magazine

Fanfare Magazine’s Huntley Dent gives a recommendation for The Mahler Song Cycles: In meinem Himmel in the January/February 2019 issue: “The [Songs of a Wayfarer] song cycle poses no perplexity for the acclaimed Alexander String Quartet and mezzo Kindra Scharich. She sings with musical sensitivity, attention to the text, spot-on intonation, and a meltingly lovely timbre….

New Classics Reviews In Meinem Himmel

The UK’s New Classics review site features our new release with Kindra Scharich, Mahler Song Cycles: In meinem Himmel: “Zakarias Grafilo, violinist with the Alexander String Quartet, has transcribed these wonderful song cycles, saying that he ‘Wanted to recreate some of the aural colours from the orchestral instrumentation while maintaining the intimacy of the piano…

The Whole Note Reviews Mozart: Apotheosis, Vol. 2

The Whole Note Reviews the Alexander String Quartet’s Mozart: The Piano Quartets – Apotheosis, Vol. 2 recording with pianist Joyce Yang: “Mozart was not the first to write quartets for piano and strings, but his two contributions – the Piano Quartet in G Minor K478 and Piano Quartet in E-flat Major K493 from 1785 and 1786 respectively – are…

Available NOW – Mozart: The String Quartets – Apotheosis, Vol. 2

The latest release from the Alexander String Quartet, Mozart Apotheosis, Vol. 2 is now available for streaming, download, and CD purchase! “these are by far, hands down and feet up, the most amazing performances of Mozart’s two piano quartets that have ever graced these ears.” —Jerry Dubins, Fanfare Magazine “the Alexanders sound probing and sympathetic,…

Apotheosis Volume Two Should Be Your First Choice in Mozart’s Piano Quartets

Fanfare Magazine’s Huntley Dent offers a second review for our July 27th release, Mozart: The Piano Quartets, Apotheosis, Vol. 2 with pianist Joyce Yang! “The long-standing and widely praised Alexander Quartet brings warmth and vitality to Mozart’s wonderful piano quartets, which date from 1785 and 1786—fitting just before and after Le nozze di Figaro—performing them…

Pre-order Mozart: The Piano Quartets — Apotheosis, Vol. 2

Mozart: The Piano Quartets — Apotheosis, Vol. 2 Now Available for Pre-Order on Amazon Maintaining focus on Mozart’s last years, members of the Alexander String Quartet join with electrifying and much-lauded pianist Joyce Yang on this recording of the two piano quartets. This is the second of a three-volume set which will include many of…

ASQ’s April in New York

Tuesday April 24, 2017 7:30 pm Anne Ratner Concert Series New York, New York Tel: (518) 329-7924 Web: www.anneratnerconcertseries.org Program: TBA Wednesday April 25, 2018 7:30 pm Baruch Performing Arts Center Baruch College, City University of New York Engelman Recital Hall New York, New York Tel: (646) 312-5073 Web: baruch.cuny.edu/bpac Program: Robert Schumann Quartet in A Minor,…