A starry level of professional chamber-music playing is par for the course in these islands. Even so, the quality on display here - above all, the near-perfect interplay between collective statement... — BBC Music Magazine, July 2012,
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Bridge: Phantasy in F sharp minor for piano quartet
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A starry level of professional chamber-music playing is par for the course in these islands. Even so, the quality on display here - above all, the near-perfect interplay between collective statement and individual contribution - puts these performances in the top flight.
The Frith Piano Quartet delivers committed and entirely convincing accounts of these three works, each of these pieces being notable to some degree in the output of the individual composers.
[The last movement of the Walton] is a superbly feisty bit of writing, with a sense of headlong drive which anticipates Belshazzar’s Feast, and the players enjoy every minute of it, rampaging fearlessly through some ferociously difficult passages...The recording is superbly balanced in a nicely resonant acoustic which frames the performances of these excellent artists perfectly.