"The sorrel Quartet, perfectly matched by Ian Brown in the Piano Quintet, give exceptionally searching readings of these two late chamber works of Elgar ..."
The Pengiun Guide – 1000 Greatest Classical Recordings 2011-12
‘…the four musicians play absolutely as one, with compelling intensity and astute tonal colouring… This is an auspicious start to an awesome journey.’
The Daily Telegraph on CHAN 9741 (Shostakovich)
‘The performance of the Quartet No, 1 is both eloquent and imaginative, and the Chandos recording is ideal: clear and truthful.’
BBC Music Magazine on CHAN 9469 (Britten)
‘This is exciting playing of the highest order, always touchingly involved, and above all, deeply committed. I thoroughly recommend the disc’.
Elgar Society Journal
‘…the new disc is the one to have, a fine promise for more discs from an outstanding group.’
‘…the revelatory release is a strong contender for my next Want List, and I commend it to anyone with a taste for Romantic chamber music slightly off the beaten track.’
‘Genuinely involving and creative performances, superbly recorded and not to be missed.’
Classic CD on CHAN 9769 (Shostakovich)