The Shanghai quartet finest CD was the Delos recording with the a minor quartet of Mendelssohn and a very fine performance of the only finished quartet by Edward Grieg, the g minor quartet op 27.
It pairs well with a CD from an other Asian based chamber music ensemble, the Chung trio.
Featuring star violinist Kyung-wha, pianist/conductor Myung-whun and cellist Myung-wha, they rarely perform together, but when they do, they make a first class ensemble. The CD contains the first piano trio’s by Mendelssohn and Brahms, the latter in the composer’s later reworking.
Enjoy them again! :-)
(two hours and eight minutes chamber music on the highest level…)