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Stephen Francis Vasta
MusicWeb International, January 2017

The Debussy quartet starts the program with a jolt. The Quatuor Debussy digs into the opening chords incisively, with a slightly edgy tone that, in fact, persists through the performance, noticeably at peak moments. It clearly doesn’t arise from a lack of either musicality or technique: the music is intelligently shaped throughout, mostly with assured scansion… © 2017 MusicWeb International Read complete review

Greg Pagel
American Record Guide, November 2014

The Caplet performances are satisfactory…[and] I do like the sweet, intimate reading of the Dances. © 2014 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide

Stephen Greenbank
MusicWeb International, August 2014

These are compelling performances. The acoustic of the Espace Monod, Vaulx-en-Velin is sympathetic, and the balance between the instruments and the excellent Françoise Masset (soprano) is ideal. Whilst I have always enjoyed Caplet’s Conte Fantastique and Les Prières in the 1992 Ensemble: Musique Oblique recording (HMA1951417), the more immediate and opulent sound that this new Timpani recording affords, now replaces the earlier version for me. © 2014 MusicWeb International Read complete review

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