'Oboe Quintet' reviews

'… exquisite … this first London performance revealed the composers highly cultured ear for mood and colour … it has all the nocturnal mystery of Schoenberg’s ‘Verklärte Nacht’, with none of the rhetoric or urgency of that piece, preferring a mood of contemplation and nuance.  Moments of rhapsody alternated with slow chorale figures and, near the end, a dozen bright chimes of midnight.  The end came too soon.  How often can that be said of a new piece?'
The Observer (Fiona Maddocks), 28 June 1998

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