Laurence Jackson (violin 1) 1 ,Lorraine McAslan (violin 1) 2 , David Angel (violin 2), Martin Outram (viola), Michal Kaznowski (cello)
Peter Maxwell Davies is universally acknowledged as one of the foremost composers of our time, and is currently Master of the Queen’s Music. His musical idiom has been described by The New York Times as a combination of ‘medieval mysticism, modernist rigour and happy accessibility’.
This, the second release in a series of ten quartets commissioned by Naxos, features two contrasting works: Naxos Quartet No3, a spontaneous reaction to the 203 invasion of Iraq, & Quartet No4, inspired by Brueghel's famous painting of children's games. Played by the Maggini Quartet.