New Release – Postcard from Nalchik

We are delighted that Ken Walton has given our new CD, Postcard from Nalchik, on Delphian Records a four star review in The Scotsman.

He says: “This is a really interesting CD by the Edinburgh Quartet. Not so much because a faint Russian connection runs through the trilogy of Haydn’s The Joke Quartet (written with a Russian dedication), Prokofiev’s 2nd String Quartet, and Shostakovich’s 8th; but because it displays a highly impressive bedding in of an ensemble that has seen successive personnel changes in recent years. The playing – perky and pristine in the Haydn, gutsy and attitudinal in the folk-inspired Prokofiev, movingly sustained in the grim delights of the Shostakovich – is richly considered, rigorously balanced and, ultimately, a musical treat. A real sense of Renaissance.”

Available from Delphian, Itunes and, soon, directly from this site.

Excerpts to listen to:

Haydn: String Quartet in E flat major (‘The Joke’), Op. 33 No. 2

Prokofiev: String Quartet No. 2 in F major

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 in C minor

Nalchik