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Playing is of the highest level throughout

Flux - Ferio Saxophone Quartet - Chandos Records

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Flux
Ferio Saxophone Quartet

An 80-minute programme of original works for saxophone quartet? The seven works here are roughly chronological: Jean-Baptiste Singelée (1812-1875) must have been one of the first composers to write for the instrument, let alone for four, while short pieces by Pierné and Bozza from the 1930s are charming and approachable. More substantial are recent works by Guillermo Lago (aka the Dutch saxophonist Willem van Merwijk) and Hugo Reinhard: Lago’s Ciudades (‘Cities’) takes us on a whistlestop tour from Sarajevo to Addis Ababa via cities including Tokyo and Montevideo, and his three Wordsworth Poems, finished this year and dedicated to the quartet, are concise and touching.

Playing is of the highest level throughout, as is the stunning recorded sound.

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BBC Radio 3 Record Review

On Saturday 30th September Andrew McGregor was joined on BBC Radio 3 Record Review by oboist and producer Sarah Devonald to review the latest wind CD releases. The Ferio Saxophone Quartet’s recording for Chandos, ‘Flux‘, featured on the programme. McGregor and Devonald discussed the recording at length and praised it very highly for the choice of repertoire, the calibre of the performances by Ferio and the quality of the sound.  

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Their ability to create a beautifully unified, warm tone … highly recommended

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Gramophone Magazine: what’s immediately striking…is the tonal subtlety and expressiveness of the Ferios’ playing

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Unalloyed delight … irresistible exuberance
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Ferios's 'Flux' is MusicWeb International Recording of the Month

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Plenty of High Quality Music on the Festival Fringe

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Ferio Saxophone Quartet 5 star review – Brighton Festival

The Argus, *****

Exquisite pace, mood and dynamics – 5 Stars

 The Latest, Andrew Connal ★★★★★

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19/10/2020