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  • Kate Wakeling, BBC Music Magazine 04/2020

"an outstanding disc"

"This excellent disc from Noga Quartet bursts with colour, both through its imaginative choice of repertoire and its vivid performances. The centrepiece is Debussy's song cycle Ariettes oubliées ("forgotten songs") which sets six poems by Paul Verlaine and is heard here in an impressive new arrangement (by the quaret's cellist Joan Bachs) for voice and string quartet. (...) Soprano Siobhan Stagg shines throuhout and the quartet brings real flair to this inventive project, meeting each twist and turn of the score with nuance and imagination. (...) With crisp sound quality and enlightening sleeve notes written by the quartet themselves, this is an outstanding disc that radiates a sense of discovery and integrity ."

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