The Primrose’s new historically informed recording of Brahms’ Piano Quartets was highlighted on BBC Radio 3’s Record Review (9th March) and described by Andrew McGregor:
“This weeks best new best releases… a recording of Brahms’ three piano quartets with a difference… They’ve made every effort they can to recapture as much of the sound Brahms would have had in his ears. Once you’ve dialled in the different balance between the instruments and the individual sounds of the three period pianos you realise you are also listening to three excellent performances of the Brahms’ quartets. I’ve enjoyed them a great deal..”
Listen to the complete review and an the first movement of the Piano Quartet in C Minor on BBC Sounds online at 1 hour 40 mins in.
Full details about the recording – the pianos and venue, approach to the performances, etc – here.
Purchase your copy of the double CD set here