Despite all the nasty bilge directed Tippett's way recently - demeaning his compositional style; accusing him of being a 'dilettante'; making out that he flitted from one 'craze' to the next - the music will still speak the truth.
I have always loved his string quartets - the 3rd in particular. They are amongst the best of that form ever created. Emotional, complex, original, finely structured. A consistent brilliance. They resonate with a peculiar passion all their own.
These fine recordings do great justice to their subject matter. This is a wondrous set to own and enjoy.