The performances catch every drop of that naturalness...it crystallises its essence perfectly... --The Guardian
The five singers are a vocally attractive lot and truly sensitive --International Record Review
The Prince Consort's exciting and innovative new recording embraces two contrasting composers: Johannes Brahms and Stephen Hough including the premiere recording of the British pianist and composer Stephen Hough's collection: Other Love Songs . Commissioned by the Consort in 2009 to complement Brahms works, Hough's songs are designed to explore other kinds of love. This is symbolised in the rather unique accompaniment of three hands, with Hough providing the third hand. Brahms collection of love songs, Liebeslieder Waltzen, written for vocal quartet and piano duet (Alisdair Hogarth with Philip Fowle), depicts the love between a man and a woman at first cheerful and lustful, then as the mood darkens, heartbreaking and obsessive.