The Primrose Piano Quartet were invited to appear on In Tune and play the opening of Arnold Bax’s Quartet in One Movement and slow movement of Brahm’s Werter Quartet as well as engaging in lively discussions about their work and programming.
Central to the disc is their passionate rendition of the Elgar Piano Quintet with guest second violin, Daniel Roberts. Two world premiere recordings are featured; the Piano Quartet by celebrated composer Anthony Payne (who completed Elgar’s Third Symphony), written for the Primrose Piano Quartet in 2015, and the Ballade for Clarinet and Piano by Joseph Holbrooke, performed by guest Ronald Woodley. The final work on the disc is the colourful Rhapsody Quintet by York Bowen for the unusual combination of bass clarinet and string quartet.
“An indispensable and contrasting addition to the British music discography.” Read full review