Our disc of Alexander Goehr’s piano quintet has just been released for Meridian Records, with pianist Daniel Becker.

It’s a wonderful work which deserves to be better known and become part of the standard piano quintet repertoire! We’ve loved getting to know it and working on it with Mr. Goehr. Having him there during the recording could have been very stressful, whereas on the contrary, it was reassuring as he was such an encouraging presence and left us enormous scope for freedom in our interpretation of his music. We played the quintet last November at Mr. Goehr’s 75th birthday celebration concert in the Wigmore Hall. Also on the disc are his piano trio and his suite for violin and piano, with violinist Ning Kam and cellist Thomas Caroll.