The album Bohemia Express by the St. George Quintet received a very positive review by Richard Bratby in Gramophone, ‘The World’s Best Classical Music Reviews’.
‘The St George Quintet are a smart, musicianly team with a clean ensemble sound and a deft, springy rhythmic sense. There’s a Beethoven-like energy to the scherzos in both the main works here…’
‘The guilelessness with which the cello and bass feel their way through the opening bars of Janáček’s fifth-movement Adagiomade me smile.’
‘… this is an engaging and enjoyable disc.’
‘… it really feels at its best in the melancholy afterword: a performance of Suk’s St Wenceslas Meditation in which the ensemble’s blend of tension, deliberation and expressive understatement seems to find exactly the right balance of tragedy and pride.’
Read the full review in the August 2019 issue of Gramophone or online: click here