MICHAEL DRAKE John Innes Centre
John Williams, St Peter Mancroft
One of Britain's finest string quartets the Maggini drew a generous audience to the John Innes Centre for their Saturday evening recital with a well balanced and attractive programme.
Mozart's Quartet in A, K464 is one of a set of six dedicated to Haydn, and the Maggini gave an elegant account of it; the sound warm and generous, yet nothing overstated.
The Maggini are famous for championing British music, and are at this time collaborating with Sir Peter Maxwell Davies in his ambitious project of 10 new string quartets.
Not surprising then that there should be an English work in the programme, and good to have the opportunity of hearing the first of Malcolm Arnold's Quartets.
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It was immaculately performed and very enjoyable.
The Maggini were on equally good form in the last of Beethoven's opus 18 Quartets, No 6 in B flat. The playing was always immaculate, especially the opening adagio.