A new MusicWeb International roundup of recordings of the Brahms Piano Quartets puts our new Nimbus Records recording of No. 2 in A major orchestrated by Kenneth Woods, conductor at the top of the class.

“Best of all, however, is the new Nimbus recording…especially as the orchestration is more idiomatic than Schoenberg’s…and it receives a persuasive and enjoyable performance from the English Symphony Orchestra directed by the arranger… you would need the Berlin or Vienna Phil to do much better…the sound quality, coupled with an informative set of notes from Woods, detailing the gestation of the orchestration, rounds off a release recommendable in every respect.” MusicWeb-International