At the time I write this, I don't believe that any of the works on this disc are available in other recorded performances, so at the moment the prime issue is the music itself rather than a question of performance per se, since the Maggini Quartet play skillfully throughout. My own verdict on the music is a bit mixed, frankly. The Adagio ma non troppo is drawn from a student work of Bax, and I confess I don't find it terribly compelling, especially in the first half; though it begins to vie for my attention in its second portion, things still don't reach critical mass in my estimation. I have a similar reaction to the Lyrical Interlude for string quintet -- here the Magginis are joined by violist Garfield Jackson. The piece is just a bit too limp for my tastes. Over half the release, meantime, is taken up by Bax's String Quartet No. 3, a work that is arguably, as one other reviewer deemed, the best of his attempts in that genre. It has some nice texture and variety, and while I found the second movement just a bit too quiet and static, the other three are engaging enough to more than make up the deficit. If I could, I'd give this release 3.5 stars, because I think the other two work do drag the disc down a bit. I'll be nice today, however, and give it four. This and a companion Naxos disc cover all three of Bax's numbered string quartets, and together they make a worthwhile set, again well-played by the Magginis.