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Another release on ONYX from “Britain’s premier chamber ensemble” (The Times) completing the piano quartet recordings. Nos 1&3 were released to critical acclaim on ONYX4029.
2nd May 2010
“...the playing, by Richard Hosford (clarinet), Paul Watkins (cello) and Ian Brown (piano), does...ample justice to the work’s passionate melancholy...The splendid performance of the piano quartet shows the young Brahms’s intellectual power and melodic abundance to magnificent advantage.”
9th May 2010
“An account of an early performance of the Trio said it was "as though the instruments were in love with one another" – which could equally fit this recording of the Piano Quartet No 2, such is the effortless mastery of the Nash Ensemble.”
“These are beautifully expressive, thoughtful performances of two unalloyed masterpieces, presented with all the sonic excellence and distinction that we've come to expect from Onyx's series of recording with the Nash Ensemble...The middle movements especially strike me as outstanding, with a wonderful sense of regret and melancholy in the Adagio.”
“[this] new recording keeps its wilder emotions suppressed, ever simmering under the surface. It's an approach that works well in late Brahms, especially when the playing is as classy as this: listen to the swirling pianissimo scales that close the first movement - breathtaking.”
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