Entries by Jessica Massey

Samson – BBC Radio 3 Review

Andrew McGregor, BBC Radio 3 As Samson, Joshua Ellicott navigates the tightrope between opera and oratorio really well … That’s one of the joys of Butt’s new recording, revelling in the dramatic colour of Handel’s imaginative scoring. Listen to the full review here.

Samson – Planet Hugill Review

Robert Hugill, Planet Hugill ★★★★★ Butt’s thoughtful and intelligent response to Handel’s music gradually seemed to be most natural and created a finely satisfying whole … a profound response to Handel’s music and Milton and Newburgh Hamilton’s words. Read the full review here.

Samson – The Herald Review

Keith Bruce, The Herald With the Consort’s best instrumentalists in place and Linn Records’ Philip Hobbs producing, this is an immaculate, and hugely important, recording. More prizes assuredly await. Read the full review here.

Prom 71 – Bach Night – The Times Review

Neil Fisher, The Times ★★★★ ‘There was a frisson from hearing period instruments used in such unexpected ways… [Butt’s] lively tempos produced plenty of lithe, energetic playing, and enough body in the strings to bring the music out into the vastness of the space. ‘ Read the full review here.