Reviews: Nicholas Daniel and the Britten Oboe Quartet in Brighton
‘One of the best performances of [Mozart's oboe quartet] that I have heard in a long time. Daniel brought out the heart-breaking sadness of the Adagio, before launching into the dancing rondo finale, with all four players now clearly enjoying themselves. Daniel nailed the famously challenging semiquaver passage-work here, and even managed to point a few cheeky trills at the audience before it was all over.[...] This was an imaginative and intelligent programme, performed with great commitment and a real desire to communicate old favourites as well as the lesser-known repertoire.
Nick Boston, Bachtrack, February 2015
‘Sunday morning is the perfect time for curiosities and this most imaginative programme proved a box of delights. [...] The Quartet are communicators par excellence of course and this programme of works characterised by intense and intricate collaboration between instrumental lines combined intense musical intimacy with a warm generosity of mind and spirit [...] a refreshingly challenging programme.’
Eleanor Knight, Brighton Argus, February 2015