Royal String Quartet

Royal String Quartet

MacMillan String Quartets

The latest recording of the Quartet – all three quartets by James MacMillan, released by the British label Hyperion. The album was enthusiastically received by the international press (BBC Music Magazine: „excellent throughout”). Click here to view details.

Excellent throughout, the Royal Quartet impart a brittle edge to the sound that brings MacMillan’s quartets closer to mid-century European modernists such as Lutosławski and Penderecki. But there are moments of intense, lyric beauty here too’ (Gramophone)

The string quartet has long been a powerfully personal medium for MacMillan, yielding some of his most intimate and affecting music. This fine recording features his three full-length quartets, the excellent Royal Quartet bringing all the insight, colour and precision that these rich works demand’ (BBC Music Magazine)