“You’ll probably already have decided to add this to your collection. The Archaeus Quartet play each of these works with energy and conviction”.
“The sound is transparent and natural, and these players certainly catch the music’s drama: the flashes of vibrato-free harshness in the Third Quartet’s scherzo are suitably chilling. In Parry’s anniversary year, it fills a gap in the recorded repertoire very handsomely.”
– Gramophone, July 2018
Beautifully realised by the Archaeus Quartet, whose intonation and sense of style are impeccable . . .
Indeed from the first note they fairly explode with feeling and energy, turning every phrase into a gleaming gem.
Strong scores with plenty to say, technically taxing but well written and performed here with consummate understanding.
Archaeus musicians give their souls up to the feeling and the spirit of the music transcending the mere playing of their instruments to become the single instrument of York Bowens musical thoughts and feelings.
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Ann Hooley, Rosemary Lock – violins
Elizabeth Turnbull – viola
Martin Bradshaw – cello
The Archaeus Quartet is a well established group, formed in 1990, which has enjoyed a busy schedule from its very first season, performing in music clubs and arts centres throughout the UK.