Frank Merrick with Henry Holst
"Bax’s Third Sonata kicks off the second disc...here we have just the Andantino, all Holst and Merrick recorded of it; a beautiful example of Edwardian elegance."
"Disc three is valuable for revealing how Holst and Merrick took to the music of Gunnar de Frumerie. Even though there have been recordings of his music of late, the violin sonatas keep getting largely overlooked. The First Sonata of 1934 (revised some three decades later) is quite compact and in four movements; descriptive, feisty, terse, intense and sporting a finale that evinces rich lyricism as well as a quirky vitality"
- Jonathan Woolf