Los Angeles based string quartet The Calder Quartet releases an album of works by Thomas Adès, including the British composer’s first ever work for string quartet, Arcadiana; The Four Quarters (World Premiere Recording) and Adès’s single movement Piano Quintet with Adès himself at the piano.
A series of ingenious and alluring snapshots. The Calder Quartet perform all three with energy and sensitivity. Highly recommended – Financial Times
Fine recorded sound as well; this is music and performances that repay repeated listening – BBC Radio 3 CD Review
The players of the young American quartet seem so inside this music they might have been playing it all their lives – Classical Music Magazine