Fasch is now recognised as one of the most important innovators in the transitional period between Bach and Haydn. These concertos for combinations such as 2 oboes da silva, 2 violas, 2 bassoons and basso continuo illustrate his supreme skill.
“Colours are gloriously kaleidoscopic...and this is played by a dream team. Once ranked alongside JS Bach, Fasch richly deserves this charming CD.” --BBC Music Magazine, December 2011 *****
“Variety of instrumentation and a pleasing key sequence take away any feeling of monotony from the succession of concertos and the programme shows Fasch at his most inventive and succinct...to start an investigation of Fasch's work, I'd recommend Il Gardellino.” --Gramophone Magazine, February 2012