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Acis and Galatea – The Courier Review

 

Garry Fraser, The Courier

‘Superb vocals, excellent orchestra.’

Read the full review here.

Acis and Galatea – The Scotsman Review

★★★★★

David Kettle, The Scotsman

‘A wonderfully buoyant, tender account, and one full of authentic emotion…a bittersweet joy from start to finish.’

Read the full review here.

Acis and Galatea – The Times Review

★★★★★

Simon Thompson, The Times

‘Ninety minutes flowed by in bliss.’

Read the full review here.

Acis and Galatea – BachTrack Review

 

David Smythe, BachTrack

‘John Butt directed his tight Baroque band of ten players with infectious dynamism from the harpsichord, taking the opening Sinfonia at a bracing lick.’

Read the full review here.

The Trials of Love – BachTrack Review

★★★★

David Smyth, BachTrack

‘Anna Dennis’ full rich soprano filled the church with dramatic emotion…’

Read the full review here.

Messiah – The Arts Desk Review

★★★★

Simon Thompson, The Arts Desk

‘Almost every city in the UK has its annual Christmas Messiah, but there can’t be any as stylish or as polished as this one.’

Read the full review here.

Messiah – Planet Hugill Review

★★★★★

Robert Hugill, Planet Hugill

‘A superbly subtle account… the choruses were some of the best sung that I have ever come across in my nearly 50 years of attending Messiah performances.’

Read the full review here.

Messiah – The Scotsman Review

★★★★★

David Kettle, The Scotsman

‘This was a fresh, searching Messiah, brisk and vivid, and delivered as if its ink was still wet.’

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Messiah – BachTrack Review

★★★★★

Benjamin Poore, BachTrack

‘Gutsy and vibrant… a huge ovation for a thrilling performance that gave this staple a vigorous makeover.’

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Samson – Los Excepcionales – Scherzo

We are delighted that our latest release, Handel’s Samson, has been listed as a highly recommended recording in Scherzo magazine for March 2020.

Samson – Scherzo Review

Eduardo Torrico, Scherzo

John Butt gathers a glittering vocal cast … the orchestra is dazzling, as usual in the case of the Dunedin Consort.

Read the full review in the March issue of Scherzo.

Samson – Choir & Organ Review

Philip Reed, Choir & Organ

★★★★★

Together with outstanding orchestral playing…, this complete recording of Handel’s first version of Samson is highly recommended.

Read the full review in the February edition of Choir & Organ magazine.

Samson – All Music Review

James Manheim, All Music

The momentum holds up over the entire long version: the album is well recorded by Linn… this is both an important and an enjoyable Handel recording.

Read the full review here.

Samson – Early Music Review

David Hansell, Early Music Review

This release is unlikely to be surpassed – or even competed with – for some time.

Read the full review here.

Samson – ConcertoNet Review

Sébastien Gauthier, ConcertoNet

A version that nevertheless appeals to the listener in many ways… Joshua Ellicot is excellent!

Read the full review here.

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