This recording was launched worldwide on the Divine Art ‘Metier’ label in October 2019 and selected for Apple Music’s October highlights. It features original works for wind quartet by Bozza, Francaix, Ibert, Bridge, Rodney Bennett and the world premiere recording of Claude Arrieu’s ‘Suite en Quatre.’
The ensemble plans to release a second partner CD, FOUR2, featuring newly commissioned works for wind quartet in 2021. WATCH THIS SPACE!
“The players are fabulous. The reactions of London Myriad are astonishing; the music, as a result, full of joie de vivre. Delicious, frothy and delightful music is performed impeccably by London Myriad.”
“There is much to enjoy in this disc. The playing is of the highest standard and the ensemble consistently excellent; not to be underestimated given the contrasting tones of the four wind instruments.”
“This is a great disc of spectacular performances; London Myriad has done a tremendous job here of programming: all of these pieces are classics in their own right.”
This is a crisp and capable ensemble… the playing is elegant and the ensemble finds admirable unity of pitch and articulation, no small task among such diverse voices, and they play the spirited small works with great verve. I really like this group.
“When you have players as excellent as those of London Myriad, it [the wind quartet] can be a delightful medium. A captivating disc with an expertly chosen programme plus outstanding playing from this young and talented London-based ensemble.”
“Joyful and brilliant performances of music that includes beautifully textured quartets. Tuneful, exciting, peaceful, humorous, fascinating music for woodwind,”
“The four in FOUR are formidable musicians, impeccable technicians. Music that is now lyrical, now outrageously humorous, and blessedly unpretentious. Out of this world!”
“This album is a delight… The music is sprightly and lively, even in the slower sections, and quite jolly…. Entertaining throughout.”
I thoroughly enjoyed all six of these delightful and interesting works. All these pieces are mini-masterpieces, and each deserve our individual attention. The performances are convincing and always satisfy the listener’s interest… a pleasure from end to end.”