Musical Opinion

A delightful, and if one may say, long overdue issue commemorating one of the most admired figures in classical music in Britain over the last half-century and more. Hopkins’s Viola Sonata is a very fine work indeed, and one simply cannot understand why it is not in the repertoire of all violists – music as well written as this does not come along every day. The other shorter works are all well worth hearing and the music written as a 90 th birthday collection is, to a man, of no little distinction, demonstrating the esteem in which Hopkins is held by genuine musicians. A wonderful set.”

—Robert Matthew-Walker