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“The Grand Duo, which appears to have been published in the mid 1810s, is perhaps the most accomplished and most substantial of Carulli’s original works on the present disc, full of lyrical invention... Carulli’s Rossini arrangements (including one prepared in collaboration with his son Gustavo) are great fun, capturing much of Rossini’s wit and zest. Opus 168, an arrangement of the Grande Marche by Ferdinand Ries is something of a curiosity.”

“The Grand Duo, which appears to have been published in the mid 1810s, is perhaps the most accomplished and most substantial of Carulli’s original works on the present disc, full of lyrical invention... Carulli’s Rossini arrangements (including one prepared in collaboration with his son Gustavo) are great fun, capturing much of Rossini’s wit and zest. Opus 168, an arrangement of the Grande Marche by Ferdinand Ries is something of a curiosity.”

Glyn Pursglove – MusicWeb-International.com - October 2009
“This is a rather startling disc... David Skinner leads his young singers skilfully through these testing yet pleasing pieces that are both refreshingly new and comfortingly familiar.”

 
“This is a rather startling disc... David Skinner leads his young singers skilfully through these testing yet pleasing pieces that are both refreshingly new and comfortingly familiar.”

 
The Observer
“This very enjoyable CD brings together a number of works by the contemporary composer Claudio Dall’ Albero in excellent performances...  A very good introduction the sound world of this composer.”

 
“This very enjoyable CD brings together a number of works by the contemporary composer Claudio Dall’ Albero in excellent performances...  A very good introduction the sound world of this composer.”

 
Lark Reviews
“The Everlasting Crown certainly counts as one of the more significant organ works of the post-Messiaen age. Stephen Farr is proving himself to be one of the most persuasive and compelling advocates for new British organ music and, as with his recent two-disc set of Leighton’s music (4/17), these performances are beautifully prepared and powerfully delivered.”
“The Everlasting Crown certainly counts as one of the more significant organ works of the post-Messiaen age. Stephen Farr is proving himself to be one of the most persuasive and compelling advocates for new British organ music and, as with his recent two-disc set of Leighton’s music (4/17), these performances are beautifully prepared and powerfully delivered.”
Gramophone magazine
“Superbly performed and recorded on a collection of admirable instruments, specifications of which are all given in the booklet, this is an invaluable set of fine works by a composer of whose music we should all be keenly aware.”
“Superbly performed and recorded on a collection of admirable instruments, specifications of which are all given in the booklet, this is an invaluable set of fine works by a composer of whose music we should all be keenly aware.”
MusicWeb-International.com
“Kimura coaxes a lyrical flexibility from her violin, its sonorous tone enhanced by her restrained but telling vibrato usage, notably in the Adagio of the C minor Sonata...  Belder, too, plays with a spontaneity and sense of timing that allow the music to breathe, and he negotiates the juxtaposition of figured bass and fully notated episodes in, for example, the Sonata in B minor with a degree of smooth efficiency.”

 
“Kimura coaxes a lyrical flexibility from her violin, its sonorous tone enhanced by her restrained but telling vibrato usage, notably in the Adagio of the C minor Sonata...  Belder, too, plays with a spontaneity and sense of timing that allow the music to breathe, and he negotiates the juxtaposition of figured bass and fully notated episodes in, for example, the Sonata in B minor with a degree of smooth efficiency.”

 
The Strad
“... Pieter-Jan Belder's sparkling accounts... Violinist RIe Kimura's playing is supple and stylish ... throughout, their response to the younger Bach's rhetoric is keenly felt ...”

 
“... Pieter-Jan Belder's sparkling accounts... Violinist RIe Kimura's playing is supple and stylish ... throughout, their response to the younger Bach's rhetoric is keenly felt ...”

 
BBC Music magazine
“This impressively comprehensive study of all CPE Bach’s work for keyboard and violin ... is intelligently and elegantly conveyed by the distinguished Amsterdam-based players Rie Kimura, violin, and Pieter-Jan Belder, keyboards. Recommended.”

 
“This impressively comprehensive study of all CPE Bach’s work for keyboard and violin ... is intelligently and elegantly conveyed by the distinguished Amsterdam-based players Rie Kimura, violin, and Pieter-Jan Belder, keyboards. Recommended.”

 
The Observer
“This CD would be an excellent introduction to the music of this British composer”
“This CD would be an excellent introduction to the music of this British composer”
Lark Reviews
“This refreshing recording ... brims with vitality and clear, sinuous melody...  but it’s in his new Soliloquies for trumpet and strings, superbly played here by Christopher Hart, that Fribbins’s gift for long, searching and euphonious melody is most on display.”
“This refreshing recording ... brims with vitality and clear, sinuous melody...  but it’s in his new Soliloquies for trumpet and strings, superbly played here by Christopher Hart, that Fribbins’s gift for long, searching and euphonious melody is most on display.”
The Observer
“This is a thoughtfully compiled programme of little-known but interesting repertoire, some of which has specific York connections ... The choir sing with unanimity and a good blend”

 
“This is a thoughtfully compiled programme of little-known but interesting repertoire, some of which has specific York connections ... The choir sing with unanimity and a good blend”

 
Early Music Review
“... I enjoyed this attempt to bring the Civil War and Siege of York into musical context ...”
“... I enjoyed this attempt to bring the Civil War and Siege of York into musical context ...”
BBC Radio 3 Record Review
“They are a perfectly balanced group of twenty-three male and female singers, directed by Paul Gameson, the many solo passages showing their high individual quality. David Pipe adds weighty organ accompaniment. A beautiful disc ?in fine sound quality from the Resonus label.”

 
“They are a perfectly balanced group of twenty-three male and female singers, directed by Paul Gameson, the many solo passages showing their high individual quality. David Pipe adds weighty organ accompaniment. A beautiful disc ?in fine sound quality from the Resonus label.”

 
The Yorkshire Post
“The Italianate chording of George Jeffreys’s How Wretched Is The State was immaculately smooth, and the soprano soloists – Moira Johnston and Katherine Harper – were fluent in Matthew Locke’s verse anthem, How Doth the City Sit Solitary. But the pièce de résistance was Tomkins’s splendid eight-voice setting of Psalm 86, O God, The Proud Are Risen Against Me.” *****

 
“The Italianate chording of George Jeffreys’s How Wretched Is The State was immaculately smooth, and the soprano soloists – Moira Johnston and Katherine Harper – were fluent in Matthew Locke’s verse anthem, How Doth the City Sit Solitary. But the pièce de résistance was Tomkins’s splendid eight-voice setting of Psalm 86, O God, The Proud Are Risen Against Me.” *****

 
The York Press
“...  this new version by the British gambist Robert Smith, which unfolds in a kindly acoustic in which clarity and bloom are allowed just the right balance. The playing, too, is a treat, sent into the world via a sound that is mellow and silvery but never thin or wispy. Few of the movements are longer than three minutes but Smith navigates Telemann’s fleeting moods with assurance and focus”

 
“...  this new version by the British gambist Robert Smith, which unfolds in a kindly acoustic in which clarity and bloom are allowed just the right balance. The playing, too, is a treat, sent into the world via a sound that is mellow and silvery but never thin or wispy. Few of the movements are longer than three minutes but Smith navigates Telemann’s fleeting moods with assurance and focus”

 
Gramophone magazine
“Whatever the [music's] mood, this is playing of exceptional quality. Robert Smith navigates each piece with clear-eyed musicality, always weaving a beautifully sonorous, coherent line through Telemann’s rich invention.”
“Whatever the [music's] mood, this is playing of exceptional quality. Robert Smith navigates each piece with clear-eyed musicality, always weaving a beautifully sonorous, coherent line through Telemann’s rich invention.”
The Observer

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