"Naxos's sound in this 1996 recording is forward and clear, lacking some warmth. But warmth is not required here, and the wind instruments are very fairly presented. If you like these, this is a new way to hear them. If you don't know them, this is as good a way to hear them as any. At the price, you can hardly go wrong."
"Fresh and fun, these arrangements for wind quartet are a sparkling delight in performances by four very fine English players. These three-movement sonatas are early pieces by the composer, and the arrangements by a contemporary, Frederic Berr, a wind player himself, catch all of their spontaneity, dramatic flair and tunefulness. There's...a lot of good listening and some terrific horn work by Thompson, leader of this virtuoso foursome."
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