Bringing Britain’s musical heritage aliveFounded in 1979, the British Music Society is dedicated to promoting and preserving Britain’s musical heritage with particular emphasis on 20th century composers through recordings, publications and events
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The Dante Quartet has already made outstanding recordings of Stanford’s String Quartets. This is a worthy introduction to the music of a fine composer who surely deserves to be heard more often.
This beautifully produced SACD unites three disparate English works which are seldom heard in concert, and certainly not on the same programme.
This lacklustre trio of prosaic string pieces don’t happily co-exist together, especially under the grandiosely overblown title of this release. An odd mix of works by those well-regarded British composers, Elgar, Parry and Jacob, certainly make uneasy bedfellows…