This unique collaboration between the Maggini Quartet and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies saw the composition, performance and recording of ten new string quartets over a five-year period. The repertoire generated enormous enthusiasm from audiences and critics, with The Times calling the Naxos cycle ‘a 21st century landmark’. Canterbury Christ Church University, where the Quartet have a long standing residency, has collected a major archive of the whole project, including recordings of performances, rehearsals and workshops.
The Maggini Quartet are the real heroes. Their herculean task over a five year period cannot be underestimated. Maxwell Davies is indeed very fortunate both in the Naxos commission and in the commitment of the performers. Musicweb International
The Maggini perform with the no-holds-barred commitment and jaw-dropping technical acumen we have come to expect from them throughout this massive project. Splendidly rich sound and a most truthful balance, too. Gramophone