Discography

Maggini_Mendelssohn
Mendelssohn Complete Works For String Quartet Vol. 1 (Meridian CDE84618)
String Quartet in E minor, Op.44, No.2
Four Pieces for String Quartet, Op.81 (Capriccio)
String Quartet in F minor, Op.80


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Ronald Corp String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2, Country Matters (Naxos 8.572578)
[with Martin Wilde]

“Well made and securely in an English tradition voiced with supple energy.”
Geoffrey Norris The Telegraph



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Edmund Rubbra String Quartets Nos 1, 3, and 4 (Naxos 8.752555)

“This is surely music that will grow in stature, especially through these committed performances.”
Nicholas Kenyon The Observer



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Gordon Jacob Chamber Music with Recorder (Naxos 8.572364)
[with Annabel Knight, Robin Bigwood, Fontanella]

“It’s obvious that they enjoyed making this recording and exploring the works they play.”
Mark Sealey Classical Net



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Edmund Rubbra String Quartet No.2, Amoretti, Piano Trio No.1 (Naxos 8.752286)
[with Martin Roscoe and Charles Daniels]

“A superbly integrated reading of the absorbing Second Quartet.”
Gramophone



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Ireland Sextet/Clarinet Trio/Fantasy Sonata/The Holy Boy (Naxos 8.570550)
[with Robert Plane, Sophia Rahman, Alice Neary and David Pyatt]

“A valuable, intriguing disc”
Calum MacDonald BBC Music Magazine



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William Alwyn String Quartets Nos.1-3 (Naxos 8.555282)

“The Maggini’s performance is full of conviction and the recording balances clarity and atmosphere to something like perfection.”
BBC Music Magazine



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Maxwell Davies Naxos String Quartets 9 & 10 (Naxos 8.557400)

“the crisp, clean and spacious recorded sound adds to the punch of a superbly performed disc.”
The Strad



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Lennox Berkeley String Quartets Nos.1-3 (Naxos 8.570415)

“The Magginis’ passion for British music never ends, and they’re fierily eloquent in Berkeley’s three quartets.”
Geoff Brown The Times



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Maxwell Davies Naxos String Quartets 7 & 8 (Naxos 8.557399)

“Two masterly quartets in masterful performances.”
Paul Riley BBC Music Magazine



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Arnold String Quartets 1 & 2 (Naxos 8.557762)

“The Maggini is colonising British string quartets, and offering seldom-played works at Naxos’s budget price. This superbly recorded disc once again places us in its debt.”
David Denton The Strad



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Rawsthorne String Quartets / Theme and Variations for 2 Violins (Naxos 8.570136)

“The Maggini’s performances are as deeply pondered as they are powerfully communicative: theirs is music-making of entrancing skill, cogent drive and tangible dedication.”
Andrew Achenbach Gramophone
Gramophone CD of the Month: May 2005



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Ireland String Quartets (Naxos 8.557777)

“So hats off to the Maggini Quartet, who deliver performances of such infectious conviction, purposefulness and poise as to force me into a re-evaluation.”
Andrew Achenback Gramophone
Gramophone Editor’s Choice: August 2006



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Maxwell Davies Naxos String Quartets 5 & 6 (Naxos 8557398)

“The Maggini Quartet are as authoratative as ever.”
The Guardian



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Maxwell Davies Naxos String Quartets 3 & 4 (Naxos 8.557397)

“Such masterly writing requires playing of exceptional quality and here the Maggini is on stunning form.”
Julian Haylock The Strad



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Frank Bridge String Quartets 2 & 4 and Phantasy Piano Quartet (Naxos 8.557283)
[with Martin Roscoe]

“These are exemplary, scrupulously prepared readings from the Magginis, who play with unquenchable fire, keen intelligence and immaculate polish throughout.”
Andrew Achenbach Gramophone
Gramophone CD of the Month: May 2005



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Bliss Clarinet Quintet / String Quartet No.2  (Naxos 8.557394)
[with David Campbell]

“a sense of edgy regret pervades the performances by David Campbell and the Maggini Quartet, who correctly identify the harrowing slow movement as the emotional core.”
Andrew Clements The Guardian



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Maxwell Davies Naxos String Quartets 1 & 2 (Naxos 8.557396)

“Stunningly brilliant and highly detailed performances.”
David Denton The Strad
Gramophone Editor’s Choice: Awards issue 2004



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Frank Bridge String Quartets 1 & 3 (Naxos 8.557133)

“Exposure to these incandescent performances could help substantially in lifting the curtain on a composer of unusual individuality and fire.”
Geoff Brown The Times
Nominated for Grammy Award 2005



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Bliss Oboe Quintet / Piano Quartet in A minor / Viola Sonata Op 91 (Naxos 8.555953)
[with Nicholas Daniel / Peter Donohoe / Martin Outram / Julian Rolton]

“This disc is clearly a must for the growing number of Bliss enthusiasts.”
Anthony Burton BBC Music Magazine



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Bax String Quartet No 3 / Lyrical Interlude /Adagio (from SQ in E major) (Naxos 8.555953)
[with Garfield Jackson]

“Throughout, the sound is faithful in timbre and the balance most musically judged…don’t miss this outstanding disc.”
Andrew Achenbach Gramophone
Gramophone Editor’s Choice: January 2003



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Bliss String Quartet No.1 / Conversations / String Quartet in A (Naxos 8.557108)
[with Nicholas Daniel / Michael Cox]

“These players, you feel, could make even a lamp-post weep.”
Geoff Brown The Times
Gramophone Editor’s Choice: September 2002
No.1 in The Top 20 ICMR Classical CD Chart: October 2002
Nominated for a Grammy Award 2004



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Bax String Quartets Nos 1 & 2 (Naxos DDD 8.555282)

“The Maggini’s performance is full of conviction, and the recording balances clarity and atmosphere to something like perfection.”
Stephen Johnson BBC Music Magazine
Gramophone Editor’s Choice: January 2002



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Vaughan Williams Quartets / Phantasy Quintet (Naxos DDD 8.555300)
[with Garfield Jackson]

“They play with great beauty of tone and variety of colour and with passionate expressiveness.”
Michael Oliver Gramophone
Gramophone Editor’s Choice: May 2001
Gramophone Chamber Music CD of the Year 2001



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Walton Piano Quartet / String Quartet  (Naxos DDD 8.554646)
[with Peter Donohoe]

“Played with tremendous commitment by the impressive Maggini Quartet and Peter Donohoe.”
James Jolly Gramophone
Gramophone Editor’s Choice: July 2000
BBC Music Magazine Editor’s Choice: August 2000



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Britten String Quartets Vol 2: No.3 / Simple Symphony  (Naxos 8.554360)
[with John Tattersdill]

“A triumphant finale to their Britten string quartet cycle.”
Classic CD
Classic CD Choice: November 1999
Gramophone Editor’s Choice: September 1999



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Britten String Quartets Vol 1: Nos. 1 & 2 (Naxos 8.5537883)
“One shouldn’t do without this disc.”
Jean-Yves Bras Diapason France (December 1998)



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Elgar Piano Quintet / String Quartet (Naxos DDD 8.553737)
[with Peter Donohoe]

“A performance which could certainly become a reference work from now on.”
Michel Fleury Diapason France
Diapason d’Or of the Year 1997



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E J Moeran String Quartets / String Trio (Naxos DDD 8.554079)

“I do urge you to investigate this enterprising, hugely enjoyable collection.”
Gramophone
Gramophone Editor’s Choice: October 1997



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Haydn String Quartets Op.77 Nos 1 & 2 / Op.103 (Claudio CR4627-2)

“A visit to the local record store is thoroughly recommended.”
Samuel Fischer Classic CD



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Frank Bridge Works for String Quartet (Naxos DDD 8.553718)

“Unequivocally great art.”
Joe Conway The Strad



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Schubert “Death and the Maiden” / D103 (1814) / Minuets & Trios (ASV – QS 6150)

“Genuine Schubertian feeling through sensitively controlled, clear textures.”
Nicholas Rast BBC Music Magazine



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Szymanowski Quartets 1 and 2 / Grazyna Bacewicz Quartet No.4 (ASV – CDA 908)

“An exemplary balance of newer Polish chamber music.”
Frideman Leipold Fono Forum Germany
Gramophone Library choice



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Haydn Op.33 Quartets (Simax/Grappa [Norway] PSC 1075)

“An example of intelligent and subtle penetration of Haydn’s personality.”
Repertoire des Disques Compacts France