The Piatti Quartet released their latest album on the Rubicon Classics label in January 2023. Featuring the world premiere commercial recording of Ina Boyle’s String Quartet in E Minor, E. J. Moeran’s String Quartet No.2 in E Flat Major, Household Music by Vaughan Williams and The Holy Boy by Ireland, the album has been released to critical acclaimed.
“Make no mistake, [the Boyle] is a most gratifying discovery…All told, a delightful issue, and absolutely not to be missed.”
“their performance exudes passion and love for the music.” Music Web International
Until recently we were unaware of the rich output of Irish composer Ina Boyle, who was never quite forgotten because she was the only woman composer to be published in the Carnegie Collection of British music with her atmospheric orchestral rhapsody The Magic Harp of 1919. Boyle spent her life living at the substantial family home at Bushey Park, near Enniskerry, Co Wicklow, and she only left it for brief visits to London, including lessons with Vaughan Williams. In 1934 she completed her String Quartet in E minor. Boyle’s Quartet is in three movements and has a distinctive slightly Spartan character. This is the world premier commercial release of this work. E.J. Moeran’s E flat quartet was found among his papers after his premature death. It was thought that the work was an early composition, but this is not borne out by the music, and it is now thought that the sectional second movement dates from the post war 1940s as there is a distinct feeling of the folksongs he collected in County Kerry and published in 1948. (Notes taken from RubiconClassics.com)