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Unalloyed delight … irresistible exuberance

Flux - Ferio Saxophone Quartet - Chandos Records

The Financial Times, Richard Fairman

Nothing on the outside lets on how much fun this disc is going to be. Under the drab subtitle of “Original works for saxophone quartet”…

… the four players of the Ferio Saxophone Quartet have assembled half a dozen scores that promise unalloyed delight.

The music ranges from the time of invention of the saxophone in mid-19th-century France, leading on to Pierné and Bozza, right up to date with a newly-commissioned triptych on Wordsworth poems by Guillermo Lago, the Dutch saxophonist Willem van Merwijk.

Playing and music alike sport an irresistible exuberance.

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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.  

Flux - Ferio Saxophone Quartet - Chandos Records
Their ability to create a beautifully unified, warm tone … highly recommended

Classical Notes, Nick Boston

Flux - Ferio Saxophone Quartet - Chandos Records
Playing is of the highest level throughout

Classical Music Magazine

Flux - Ferio Saxophone Quartet - Chandos Records
Gramophone Magazine: what’s immediately striking…is the tonal subtlety and expressiveness of the Ferios’ playing

Gramophone Magazine, Richard Bratby

Flux - Ferio Saxophone Quartet - Chandos Records
Ferios's 'Flux' is MusicWeb International Recording of the Month

MusicWeb International, Dan Morgan
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Plenty of High Quality Music on the Festival Fringe

Seen and Heard International, Simon Thompson

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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23/09/2020