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Every track brings satisfaction

Geoff Brown, The Times
Four Stars

Written a century and more later, the music composed by Huw Watkins is far more concise (the 2012 Piano Quartet takes eight and a half minutes). Form, rhythm, and harmony? As expected, more complex. Yet Watkins never completely ditches tradition, and his material and textures remain fresh and ingenious whatever the instrumental forces.

“I’d single out for special praise the pungent account of his Little Symphony (Orchestra Nova conducted by George Vass)… But every track brings satisfaction.”

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