Richard Morrison, The Times ” …those patterns seem to flow seamlessly without the music-making sounding mechanistic. It’s a fine line to tread. The Dunedin Consort, directed from the harpsichord by John Butt, managed it beautifully in the first movement of No 6, perhaps the least well-known concerto of the set. Here the two violas that […]
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Rian Evans, The Guardian “Tenor Nicholas Mulroy realised a similarly rich flexibility of sound in Monteverdi and Schütz. For both their rarity value and striking directness of expression, Mulroy’s singing of Dolce Maria by Francesca Caccini and Barbara Strozzi’s Lagrime Mie stood out.” Read the full review here.
David Kettle, The Scotsman ★★★★★ “… this is a considered, thoughtful concert, captured in CD-quality sound, that feels consoling and inspiring in equal measure.” Read the full review here.
Keith Bruce, Vox Carnyx “… Dunedin has never sounded better, and that is a high bar to reach.” Read the full review here.
Alexandra Coghlan, The Arts Desk ★★★★ “… If you’re after something to stimulate and soothe, a concert so thoughtfully programmed and lovingly presented that it’s almost as good as being back in the hall, then the Dunedin Consort have the answer.” Read the full review here.
Keith Bruce, Vox Carnyx “If [Rowan Pierce] was the obvious star turn of the concert – just as assured in Handel’s ‘Hush, ye pretty warbling choir’, from Acis and Galatea, and the closing ‘Sweet Bird’, from L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato – there was quality everywhere in the ensemble.” Read the full review here.
Simon Thompson, The Times ★★★★★ “As much commitment as if the church had been packed to the rafters… One advantage of the expertly constructed video is that you get to see the players closer than in the flesh. Nowhere is that more engaging than with director John Butt, who works his magic from the keyboard, […]
Ken Walton, The Scotsman ★★★★ “…the intellectual inevitability of Bach’s genius intoxicatingly captured by the Dunedin’s effortless fluidity.” Read the full review here.
Linda Holt, Bachtrack ★★★★★ The star of this gentle program of “songes and ayres” was soprano Mhairi Lawson, whose sparkling eyes and winning smile were exceeded in appeal only by a voice of limitless charm and purity. Read the full review here.
Simon Thompson, Seen & Heard International Dunedin programmes are always inventive affairs, and this one showed not just a creative choice of repertoire, but joy taken in the variety of what was on offer, crowned by Mhairi Lawson’s shining soprano which gave the songs star quality Read the full review here.
John Butt discusses Dunedin’s recording of the 1742 ‘Dublin Version’ of Handel’s Messiah.
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