“James Clapperton has lived outside Scotland for much of his adult life. The Great Divorce derives from the title of a CS Lewis book…It’s highly contemplative and still…Judith Weir’s 1990 Quartet…has her accustomed grace and generosity…it sounds very rewarding to play and equally rewarding to hear…William Sweeney’s long Third Quartet…For all its length there’s no fat here – everything counts and counts well…these are fine works by four excellent composers. The Edinburgh Quartet plays with tactile and bright commitment; no warming cocoon and fully attuned to the acerbities of the writing. So not always pretty – but invariably on the money emotively.”
“a bright sound with a ring of steel around it that is ideal for modern music”
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