The Smith Quartet return on Signum with a new album of commissions and world premiere recordings, all centered on the theme of ‘Dance’. The featured programme is a veritable ‘whos-who’ of contemporary composition, including works from Michael Nyman, Graham Fitkin, Jon Lord, Michael Finnissy and Django Bates.
Praise for previous albums with the Smith Quartet on Signum:
"How long before the Kronos is labelled the 'American Smith Quartet'? ... they are ahead of the curve at generating new repertoire and taking the experimental back-catalogue seriously." -- Classic FM Magazine "Effortless class…" -- BBC Radio 3: Andrew McGregor’s CD review
" ... an exuberant collection of 14Read more short pieces, each by a different composer. All are played with vim and technical brilliance … the variety of response to the rhythmic impulse is impressive." -- The Times
"A diverse collection of 14 works is bound together by quality of composition and performance … like a box of excellent chocolates, inviting frequent tasting." -- Classical Music Magazine - EDITOR'S CHOICE
"Come dancing with The Smith Quartet … infectious enthusiasm and spirited playing" -- Classic FM Magazine **** Read less