Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Torelli: Concertos

Simon Standage and Catherine Weiss are well-matched in the double concertos, from hair-raising momentum to lovely slow-movement dialogue… Crispian Steele-Perkins plays with a rare lightness and delicacy… Apart from the ‘Christmas Concerto’ not a note is otherwise currently available on disc; such undeserved neglect earns this disc a particularly warm welcome. --BBC Music Magazine

"This is another enlightening disc that Baroque enthusiasts will welcome." --Gramophone

"For what will hopefully be the first of several, Simon Standage has chosen to mix seven of the concertos from the composer’s Op. 8 set with a concerto and two Sinfonias involving trumpets. The printed set includes concertos for one and two violins with continuo, and Standage is well partnered by Catherine Weiss in the latter. The recording, as we expect from Chandos is exemplary allowing clear representations of both the players and the acoustic they are enjoying. I look forward very much to the next instalment!" --Early Music Review

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