Signum Classics are proud to release the Smith Quartet’s debut disc on Signum Records – Different Trains. The disc contains three of Steve Reich’s most inspiring works: Triple Quartet for three string quartets, Reich’s personal dedication to the late Yehudi Menuhin, Duet, and the haunting Different Trains for string quartet and electronic tape.
The Smith Quartet’s intense sound re-emphasises the rhapsodic ending of the work. Duet and Triple Quartet are also featured here and are played to perfection – The Independent on Sunday
The Smith Quartet on the admirable Signum label is beautifully clear, and played with a rather touching delicacy which brings out the subtle poetry of the ending – BBC Music Magazine
This five-star Signum issue [conveys] the emotional power or Reich’s uncompromising writing – Music Week
The Smiths are impressive in both pieces – The Guardian