“CD of the Month” – BBC Music Magazine
“CD of the Month” – Gramophone Magazine
Critics Choice Disk of 2011 – BBC Radio 3
– Ensemble Magazine (Germany)
Hats off first for the stunning recording. Every bow stroke hits home as if the players are there in your living room. Another bouquet for the musicians’ mastery of the three Ps: polish, passion, precision. Fascinating, and the Dorics give it their all.
The Times – March 5th 2011
Exhilaratingly, dedicated performances from a talented young string quartet.
Make no mistake, this is a terrific disc in every way, a worthy follow-up to this ensemble’s exemplary anthology of the three Korngold quartets (Chandos, 11/10).
Gramophone – May 2011
The Doric gives outstanding, virtuoso performances of William Walton’s two string quartets.
The Telegraph – February 25th 2011
The Doric Quartet, in these superb performances (enhanced by the rich, crystal-clear recording), play them as if they were established repertoire works, which they deserve to be.
The Sunday Times – 3 October 2010
Benchmark performances by a string quartet clearly on the cusp of great things
And what an auspicious beginning it is…From the off, the Dorics stamp their own emphatic claim to ownership with a bold incisive feel for the swirling stylistic and emotional undercurrents in Korngold’s characteristically rhythmically alert, sumptuously lyrical and exquisitely crafted music….beautifully produced and engineered by Jonathan Cooper.
BBC Music Review – 30 September 2010
Korngold: String Quartets
String Quartet No. 1, Op. 16 (1920-23)
I Allegro molto
String Quartet No. 2, Op. 26 (1933)
II Intermezzo. Allegretto con moto – Molto più mosso
IV Waltz (Finale)
String Quartet No. 3, Op. 34 (1944-45)
III Sostenuto. Like a Folk Tune