ANTONIO VIVALDI - Sacred Music, Vol.2 - In Furore Iustissimae Irae Rv 626; Longe Mala, Umbrae, Terrores Rv 629; Clarae Stellae, Scintillate Rv 625; Canta In Prato, Ride In Monte Rv 623; Filiae Maestae Jerusalem Rv 638; Nulla In Mundo Pax Sincera Rv 630
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"The rich-toned violas of Lawrence Power and Philip Dukes lend an almost orchestral sonority to the superb playing of The Nash Ensemble, beautifully caught by producer Andrew Keener."
"…flawless, superbly disciplined performances of Beethoven's two string quintets. The Nash players, carefully balanced and helped by the transparent recording, bring out the inner lines with admirable clarity. …first-rate sound…"
Katherine Watson, Zoë Brown, Sally Pryce, Allan Clayton
Trinity College Choir Cambridge, City of London Sinfonia, Holst Singers & Temple Church Choristers Stephen Layton
"Layton's flowing speeds underline the dramatic sequence of the carols...All the solo performances are impeccably shaped and harpist Sally Pryce makes light work of the fiendish accompaniments...Clayton makes the role of Nicolas entirely his own. What a glorious voice!...This is a beautiful and deeply affecting recording."
Sinfonia in re maggiore • Cantabile, M36 • Pièce héroïque, M37 • Rédemption, intermezzo sinfonico
Simon Johnson, organo Trascrizioni di Simon Johnson
"Transcribing Franck's D minor Symphony for organ works extremely well. Simon Johnson's instrument at St Paul's Cathedral is deftly paced, and the shorter pieces are also enjoyable."
"This is a truly virtuoso display of organist, organ and, it has to be said, recording engineer...While I remain unconvinced by the Symphony's transcription...I am totally convinced throughout this splendid disc by Johnson's playing, which is superbly poised and magnificently self-assured."