Audio Video Club of Atlanta – Phil Muse In one of the most beautiful-sounding releases Linn has ever given us (and that’s saying a lot) John Butt directs the Dunedin Consort in accounts of the violin concertos of J.S. Bach that crave your attention even in a field that has been gleamed many times before. Relaxed […]
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The Guardian – Kate Molleson There’s something brilliantly robust and natural about her singing: no artifice, no fuss, a healthy wit, a refreshing kind of virtuosity that’s grounded and almost casual but still totally dazzling. Her voice is bigger and richer than we’re used to hearing with the Dunedins, but it works. […] The playing […]
Early Music Today – Editor’s Choice ***** Rarely, very rarely, a recording comes along that because of its content and level of performance seems to be hors concours. This is just such a recording Full review
12th December 2015 – The Scotsman, Ken Walton FROM Glasgow to Seville, the indefatigable John Butt is putting on four productions of Handel’s Messiah this month, including one aimed at children.
BBC Music Magazine ***** Choral & Song Choice: ‘What follows is a holistically conceived, beautifully paced, exhilarating executed performance.’ BBC Music Magazine (Christmas 2015)
Gramophone Magazine – Editor’s Choice (December 2015) ‘Another intriguing and excellently performed project from Butt and his Dunedin Consort: a delightful recreation of what Bach’s first Christmas in Leipzig might well have sounded like.’
The Sunday Times His quintet of soloists are brilliant illusionists, sounding like a crowd in Omnes Generationes
The Arts Desk This disc’s academic credentials are impeccable, but my reasons for loving it are purely musical; John Butt’s Bach programme allows us to party as if it was, er, 1723… Essential listening.’ Full review
Jodi Gustafson, Classical MPR The effect is reverent and seamless. The musicianship of the singers and the players is flawless, and it’s interesting to hear the works in their historical context.’ Read the review in full here.
Remy Franck, Pizzicato Den Aufnahmetechnikern ist ein Meisterstück gelungen…Unser Tipp für die Feiertage!” Read the full review here.
Kate Molleson, The Herald ★★★★★ ‘Hard to imagine a classier Christmas album.’
‘Sekä Magnificat että joulukantaatti ovat säihkyvän jouluisia teoksia, joissa trumpetit raikaavat ja patarummut jylisevät. Toki sijansa saa myös hempeä joulutunteilu Read the full review here.
★★★★★ It is a brilliant deal: 21st-century listeners get all of Bach’s glorious music associated with December 25 1723, performed with zest and imagination, without having to sit through the sermon. Read the full review in the December 2015 edition of the Financial Times.
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