Audiophile Edition - March 2009 - Gary Lemco ****
"Probably the best Brahms chamber disc I will hear all year"
International Record Review- January 2009
They achieve a true Brahmsian depth and tonal richness (arrestingly captured by engineer Phil Rowlands)...marries chamber-scale introspection with climaxes of awesome power and projeciton. Highly recommended.
The Sunday Times- 23.11.08 - Stephen Pettit ****
These are terrific, clear-sighted yet impassioned performances of two compelling chamber works, given by a first-rate team of players. In the opening two movements of the G minor piano quartet, composed in 1861, there’s a beautiful control of pace and stress, the flavour slightly restrained, though there is certainly plenty of fire in the unrelenting, brilliant gypsy music of the exuberant finale. The C minor quartet, completed in 1874, speaks of darker matter, and was first thought of when Brahms was guiltily preoccupied with thoughts of Clara Schumann. This is an appositely fiery reading.