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Robert Matthew-Walker
International Record Review, January 2012

BLISS: Oboe Quintet / Piano Quartet / Viola Sonata 8.555931
BLISS: String Quartets / Conversations 8.557108
BLISS: Clarinet Quintet / String Quartet No. 2 8.557394

the Magginis are joined by Nicholas Daniel and Peter Donohue in the quintets; Martin Outram and Julian Rolton are violist and pianist respectively in the Sonata. There are excellent booklet notes and the recording quality is splendid throughout… © 2012 International Record Review

Richard Perry
Ottawa Citizen, February 2003

"I can't imagine more committed, persuasive readings of this music than the Maggini Quartet provides here. The foursome plays with convincing relish for the music, with singing tone, and with perfect blend of voicing. Naxos's sound engineering is clear and well sound-staged."

Robert Dunnett
The Strad, November 2002

"Once again Naxos's award-winning Maggini Quartet serves up a first-class disc of English music, expanding its fine series already embracing Bax, Walton, Vaughan Williams and Moeran. Beautifully recorded and sheer pleasure."

Andrew Achenbach
Gramophone, September 2002

"This is, quite simply, another irresistible bargain from the Maggini Quartet and Naxos."

Jessica Duchen
Classic FM, September 2002

"The Maggini has built a fine reputation for specialising in British composers, and this latest CD consolidates that, presenting Bliss's music in personal, energetic and engaging performances."

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