"... I do admire his [Matthews] skill and ambition, and I look forward to hearing more of this series. The Kreutzersplay with the utmost skill and infectious enthusiasm."
Allen Gimbel - American Record Guide - March/April 2013
"...The writing is astonishingly assured... The writing is complex yet vastly rewarding. The Kreutzer Quartet, the work’s dedicatees, give a performance that is unlikely to be bettered ..."
Colin Clarke - Fanfare - March/April 2013
"Containing two premiere recordings, this is the second Toccata Classics’s series of releases incorporating David Matthews’s string quartets. Happily, the very high standard of playing set by the earlier disc, ... is maintained here, whilst the quality of the music is, if anything, even higher, marking Matthews out as one of the most natural and instinctive of recent contributors to this medium ... This outstanding disc can be recommeded without reservation."
Paul Conway - Tempo magazine - January 2013
Performance ***** Recording *****
"...The Kreutzer Quartet (each of whom gets a solo spot in the work’s linking cadenzas) are at the very top of their game in expounding this important and masterly score. I have no hesitation in recommending this disc."
Calum MacDonald - BBC Music magazine - October 2012
"... in both these works, the Kreutzer Quartet gives its collective all in accounts of manifest commitment and burning conviction... The remainder of this series could not be more keenly awaited."
Richarh Whitehouse - International Record Review - July/August 2012
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