ANTONÍN REICHA (1770-1836): Complete String Quartets, Vol. 2 - in E Flat, Op. 48/3 and in C Minor, Op. 49/1.
Catalogue Number: 04P032
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0040
Description: The second volume brings two more of the eight "Vienna quartets" in which Reicha engaged creatively with his friend Beethoven's just-published Op. 18 quartets, alluding to and critiquing the latter's style, keys, homages to Mozart and more. A series which should put Reicha up there along with Beethoven as a string quartet composer. Tons of notes by two different writers can't but convince you of that - along with the music, of course. Kreutzer Quartet.