June 2017 sees the release of the Heath Quartet’s second release on the Harmonia Mundi [PIAS] label – Bartók: Complete String Quartets.
Currently available online, and on CD in the US and Germany, the recording has already received several glowing reviews:
“…their treatment of the deeply tragic finale of the Sixth, which never becomes lachrymose, could hardly be bettered….”
Andrew Clements, The Guardian, 7 June 2017
“…The Heath Quartet play each with an electrifying intensity, maintaining an irresistible impetus and negotiating abrupt character changes with aplomb.”
Stephen Pettitt, The Sunday Times, 4 June 2017
Recorded before the departure of second violin Cerys Jones, watch this space for the next recording in their new formation with Sara Wolstenholme.
The quartet spoke about the recording, and welcoming their new second violinist, in a recent interview with Peter Quantrill.