“…The new disc is strongly recommended, and promises much in the forthcoming issues from these fine artists.”
Phillip Scott – Fanfare – November/December 2013
"...Sir Neville Marriner’s powers as a conductor show no slackening in this lively and youthful sounding programme, and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields sounds at the top of its game on its home turf. This is a release with everything going for it.
Dominy Clements - MusicWeb-International.com - 28 November 2013
Performance **** Recording *****
“... nothing stands in the way of her [Little’s] forthright and superb communication skills... Little’s playing has ceaseless and strong support from Lane’s accompaniments; the recorded sound, in Suffolk;s Potton Hall, finds a lovely balance between state-of-the-art detail and warm resonance.”
Malcolm Hayes – BBC Music magazine – September 2013
“Howard Ferguson’s oeuvre is modest in extent but distinctive in character. His Second Violin Sonata of 1946 is concise and strongly argued, and Little and Lane give a fine performance ... Walton’s Sonata is nearly contemporary with the Ferguson and shares its strongly tonal language while being more expansive and sensuous. This performance is finely paced, with a sense of momentum that allows the listener to appreciate Walton’s mastery of large-scale form ...”
Duncan Druce – Gramophone magazine – August 2013
"Advertised as Volume 1 of a proposed series, this bodes extremely well. The appetite is whetted, in this initial release, by the choice of three highly contrasted examples ..."
Piers Burton-Page - International Record Review - July/August 2013
“...Excellent, stylistically perceptive performances bring out the individual personalities of each work and highlight the virtues of some rarely heard music.” ****
Geoffrey Norris – The Daily Telegraph – 8 June 2013
“...Britten’s Op 6, a brilliantly early essay, satiric yet searingly lyrical – stylistic extremes well met by Little...”
Paul Driver – The Sunday Times (Culture magazine) – 9 June 2013
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