Belcea Quartet - Brahms: String Sextets - BBC Music Magazine
Brahms’s two string sextets Opp. 18 and 36 are masterpieces on a lavish scale. The two works have attracted numerous fine recordings, but here a luxury cast of the Belcea Quartet, Tabea Zimmermann and Jean-Guihen Queyras bring us a really special one – full-toned, warm-hearted and sensitive to the luscious and the sinuous alike. Tempos are beautifully judged and the six players seem to breathe as one without losing their individuality. Sound quality is excellent.