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Gramophone Review for Stanford: String Quartets Nos. 3, 4, & 7

Dante Quartet Portrait

Gramophone reviews the Dante Quartet’s recording of Charles Villiers Stanford: String Quartets Nos. 3, 4, & 7 in the October 2018 issue:

“All three of the works on this disc are premiere recordings, an astonishing state of affairs for what must surely be the most significant quartet cycle by any British composer before Frank Bridge. That alone makes this disc essential listening.… These are distinctive, fully achieved works by a composer with a profoundly serious artistic purpose. They’re each worth hearing, and the Dante Quartet go at them with red-blooded gusto and an energy that’s clearly born from the thrill of discovery.…Somm and the Dantes have broken important new ground with impressive commitment.”

Richard Bratby, Gramophone

Read the full review on gramophone.co.uk