|'The singers are permitted strong personalities and for me the music usually benefits from such a confident and animated standpoint. The instrumental forces employed – harpsichord, virginals, percussion, chitarrone, lute and harp – are carefully balanced, so as not to intrude but support... I Fagiolini indulges fully here, yet manages to control a sense of the musical whole. This is an inventively constructed recording, which succeeds on its own terms in splicing together Monteverdi’s secular chamber works through a variety of milieu, here spanning the period 1592-1638.'
International Record Review