BBC Radio 3 Recommended Recording
"Clare Howick, a great champion of 20th Century British violin repertoire... recorded in 2008, its a real gem..."
"..reading of the slow movement is particularly beautiful.."
Building a Library March 2017
Editor's Choice Classical Music Magazine
"Superbly polished performances.."
Recording of the Month MusicWeb International
"For me this work (Poldowski) is the find of the year so far."
"This is a most worthwhile disk, containing music which should be heard. These works are nicely juxtaposed, in very fine performances that evince total commitment. The sound is excellent and the notes good. This isn't just for those of us who are passionate about British music, it’s for everyone interested in good music"
American Record Guide
"I love this reading of the Smyth sonata, a piece dismissed in the 1880s by Joseph Joachim as "unnatural, far-fetched, and overwrought". Had Joachim heard this reading, he would have probably have wanted to get his hands on the music immediately."
"The playing is simply spectacular."
"Howick possesses an interpretive personality equal to these expressive demands, producing a thick sound with a strong, steely core, while generating sound and fury in Smyth’s powerful surges."
"...Howick’s particularly ingratiating tonal suavity."
"Howick’s thick, rich tone suggests Oistrakh-like butterfat"
"...energetic yet suggestive performance, a great deal of fresh energy. Howick and Rahman play the Scherzo’s fragments with the aggressiveness and panache of two flamboyant knife-throwers."
"Howick expresses herself in the upper registers with the most attractive tonal purity."
"Ethel Barns’s miniature, La Chasse, allows Howick a moment of unabashed virtuosity"
"Recommended most strongly to collectors of this nevertheless still specialized repertoire and to those who have come to admire Howick’s championship, ardent and insightful, of British composers in general."