Der Jungdeutche 17 Nov.
This "Quartetto di Roma" is one of the best we ever heard here in
"Tempo" 24 Oct.
The " Quartetto di Roma" performs with an authentic, romantic sentiment for the "bel suono". What harmony among these marvelous instruments !!
In the gypsyish "Slave Quartet" by Glazunoff, the Quartetto seems to become an Orchestra as for the lightening of colors as for the increasing and decreasing of modulations........
"Die Weltstadt" 2 Nov.
Let us mention, in advance, an external peculiarity; the Bechstein Hall is almost hidden by darkness having only one spot light on the platform that renders an authentic atmosphere to enjoy Chamber Music and to be able to concentrate in it without being distracted.
Enjoyment then becomes perfect when you have the venture to meet such a magnificent ensemble as this "Quartetto di Roma", that surprises even us so much accustomed to listening to first-class musical ensembles.
What do we have to mention as a first? The beauty of their sounds, their perfect harmony or the magnificent violoncellist?
Täglische Rundschau Nov 1
The "Quartetto di Roma" , for the first time In Berlin, achieved a strong impact on the audience. Its characteristics and its force lay on rhythm and on the plentifulness of very delicate sonorous shades.
The way the program was set up, projected very well these qualities.
The Quartet in la minore by Schumann was in good hands and it was performed with such marvelous sonorities and so much devotion that it was a real pleasure to listen to.
"Börsen Courier" Nov. 3
Again new surprises: at the Bechstein Hall for the first time we heard the "Quartetto di Roma".
One is enraptured by the force and the fullness and by the afresh enthusiasm and by the rhythmic perfection of their performance.
After the disappearance of the "Amar" there is no more in
These Italians have marvelous instruments. Sonority is beautiful, very full and never sluggish.
They really sparkled with all their virtuosity playing the "American kaleidoscope"
"Quartetto di Roma" made its appearance in
Schumann was played with loving tenderness without sentimentalism.
"8 Uhr Abendblatt" Nov.3
The "Quartetto di Roma", that made its first appearance in
"Magyar Hirlap" Nov.5
We have read in the BERLINER TAGEBLATT a very appreciative critique of the
teamwork that, on the other hand, lets you appreciate the individual style of each artist. The program was varied and interesting.
Trust and sympathy of
As in Schumann Quartet in la minore. as well as in the two modern compositions which have been presented as novelties ( 2nd Quartet by Alessandro Bustini and "American Kaleidoscope by Werner Jenssen) it is most favorably noted the absolute balance, the plentitude, the coloristic power and the precise sharp rhythm of these four different but perfectly amalgamated instrumentalists.
Abroad, they say that
Violinist Oscar Zuccarini is a musician with a firm and fine technique, Francesco Montelli is a valuable interpreter of the ensemble, Luigi Silva and Aldo Perini are great value musicians that make their instruments alive with a warm softness and fullness. That a quartet plays in unison like a sole person is the natural way but what is not customary (and it has to be underlined) is the quality of the sounds and the interpretation.
They must be praised also for the interesting program: two novelties and a Schumann Quartet
"Signale" 4 Nov.
It is an ensemble with an exceptional discipline in a constant balance and amalgamation. Through the program, well composed with old and new music, it has been possible for us to appreciate the great culture, the nobility and the sonorous power of these very outstanding musicians.
"Rhein Westfalische Zeitung" - Essen - Nov.1
The "Quartetto di Roma" gave us the opportunity to appreciate for the first time the "American Kaleidoscope"by Werner Janssen. At the same time we have been able to know and appreciate an an ensemble that reaches an almost incredible perfection for the beauty of their sound. A true quartet of exceptional artists.
"Messaggero" - Rome (Correspondence from Berlin . Nov. 13
The "Quartetto di Roma" could not have wished a better welcome by the critique and the public of Berlin; on the other hand we must add that the latter could have not expected a chamber music ensemble more perfect than this.
In the Bechstein Hall, unusually crowded for a concert presentation, the four roman musicians: Zuccarini, Montelli, Perini, Silva, after the first number (Slave Quartet b Glazunoff ) have given proof of their value. An impassioned and resolute study has guided the four musicians, where each one of them could be a solist, to such a degree of perfection that is rarely found in similar musical groups, even the most acclaimed: absolute purity of intonation, soft beauty of the sound, perfect rhythm and dynamic effects discipline, a very rich palette of coloraturas, identity in superior artistic finalities.
It is difficult, indeed extremely difficult for a Quartet to cross the line of the aesthetical enjoyment of the connoisseur and debouch into the enthusiasm of the great public. And yet, Quartetto di Roma achieved it.
These four musicians, so severely disciplined in a way that they place their individual virtuosity at the service of an aristocratic form of art, have been acclaimed as they were famous tenors.
The Press is unanimous in praises and critiques are unusually flowered with very appreciative adjectives.