Unfolding over three alluring movements, Carl Vine's String Quartet No. 3 was commissioned by the Smith Quartet and first performed by them at the 1994 Brighton Arts Festival. The 14-minute work ends with demonic moto perpetuo finale.
`A subtle baroque flavour... a slow movement of ravishing arabesques above a pizzicato cello, balanced by outer sections of darting counterpoint.'
The Independent (Nicholas Williams), 24 May 1994