"...Chandos has supplied top-of-the-line sound. It sounds as if the players are in the room with you... I reject the aesthetic underlying these readings but would be surprised if this did not turn out to be one of he best and most enjoyable releases I get to review this year."
Stephen Chakwin - American Record Guide - March/April 2015
***** (Exceptional Album)
Massimo Viazzo - Musica magazine (Italy) - March 2015
“… The Doric players pay him [Haydn] proper respect, taking him seriously but also keeping matters light-hearted, which, for much of the time, he is. It makes for an attractive set of performances, recorded with an agreeably close acoustic. The two-disc set includes a booklet with expert and excellent notes by W Dean Sutcliffe.”
John Warrack – International Record Review – November 2014
Performance *** Recording ****
“…The Doric Quartet, making sparing use of vibrato, play with much sensitivity. Their slow movements, in particular, are beautifully done. So, too, are the three whispered fugal finales, as well as such pieces as the deeply expressive opening movement of the F minor Quartet, Op 20 No 5…”
Misha Donat – BBC Music magazine – January 2015
Critics Choice – Chamber
Nalen Anthoni – Gramophone magazine – December 2014
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