on 26 July 2013
I compared this version with the older Kronos version online and I much preferred this one for several reasons.
Firstly the recording quality is really clear and in the room with you - the Kronos is "over there" if you get my meaning.
The other big difference is that Kronos use vibrato and it just doesn't suit this piece. Eclipse Quartet play it with none and so delicately.
Vicki Ray's piano is stunning - liquid and glowing and yet warm too - and the sustain on the held notes really rings out. The whole performance seems to breathe and really communicated the piece to me.