• piano
    Camiel
    Boomsma
    Piano
  • piano
    Voces
    Intimae
    Ensembles
  • piano
    Luigi
    De Filippi
    Violin
  • piano
    Myron
    Romanul
    Conductors
  • piano
    Angela
    Brownridge
    Piano
  • piano
    The Villiers
    Quartet
    Ensembles
  • piano
    Metamorphoses
    -
    Ensembles
  • piano
    Riccardo
    Cecchetti
    Fortepiano
  • piano
    Jean
    Johnson
    Clarinet

News

Villiers Quartet Europa Disc of the Month

newsitem
06-07-2017

The Villiers Quartet's new CD is Europadisc CD of the Month:

...The Villiers Quartet play the whole work as to the manner born, bringing out the music"s febrile flair, its nods to French Impressionism and even Schoenbergian Expressionism. They bring out all the repressed passion, too, in the extraordinary homophonic eruptions that twice explode during the course of the first movement, but in the 1917 second movement they are fleet and graceful, and in the Late Swallows movement they capture the mysterious wistfulness of the central episode in both its versions. Throughout, rhythms are buoyant, intonation faultless and the alert playing has flashes of keen wit.... (about Delius)

...Here it receives a performance of gentle delicacy with moments of supreme radiance, while tho outer movements are confident and bold, a testatment to Elgar's capacity for renewal.

...Anyone looking for a British alternative to the ubiquitous Debussy-Ravel coupling would do well to acquire this disc, which adds yet another feather to the Villiers' cap, as well as providing unusual added value in the form of the recovered early version of the Delius. There are helpfully detailed notes on both works by Daniel Grimley, and the presentation is attractive, complementing Michael Wight's fine recording...

 

Back to news