AllMusic 2017 Year In Review
Favorite Classical Instrumental Albums - For our second look into the year's best classical music, we focus on works without vocal accompaniment, featuring new recordings of compositions from Beethoven, Schubert, Ravel and Mahler.
The unusually satisfying program alternates between fun and intellect, with a bright, slightly splashy sound reminiscent of E. Power Biggs.
Oslo String Quartet
The Oslo String Quartet pits Beethoven's "Quartetto Serioso" against Schubert's final string quartet in a study of contrasts.