One of the most electrifying Baroque recordings of recent years. New York Times Let me say right away, that this is a quite stunning record....Treat yourself to it, even if it means pawning something you can live without.  Gramophone Critics' Choice Perfectly balanced, warm, luminous sonics make this one of the finest recordings of all time...you should own this. ClassicsToday.com As good as the music and performances are it is the sound of this disc that makes it so very special.  Stereophile If this isn't quite simply the best record of Baroque violin music ever made, then I don't know what is.  Amazon.com editorial review The continuo playing has a spine-tingling depth of sonority that is allowed to make its full impact in a recording of demonstration quality. Unquestionably a magnificent ahievement.  Early Music Review Surprisingly sensational recording.  Audiophile Audition With delightfully poised, beautifully positioned recorded sound this is a relishable recording indeed.  More please! Gramophone Pleasure is added by in-the-room sonics that let you savor every nuance, and balances are perfect.  Ultimate Audio This is my CD of the Year, of course, and I imagine of the Decade as well.  Fanfare Here is a beautifully played and recorded disc... I recommend this disc strongly. International Record Review Another virtually faultless disc. Classic CD It's one of the discs of the year, without a shadow of a doubt.  BBC Music Magazine The sound is ideal. Don't miss this very special, incomparable release, one of the outstanding discs of the year. ClassicsToday.com Some of the most thrilling and incisive choral singing you are ever likely to encounter.  The Observer  Beautifully recorded and performed.  Audiophile Audtion Best Disc of the Year There is a surprise around many corners and an abundance of magical sound, and the performances by the star-studded cast are superb.  Gramophone You-are-there engineering…This is a don't-miss disc!  Amazon.com editorial review  A complete adventure for the spirit and the imagination Harper's Bazaar En Español Captured in ideal sound--vibrant, detailed, well-balanced, and natural....Add this one to your collection. ClassicsToday Both vocal and instrumental works are given a wonderfully vivid recorded sound. International Record Review truly revelatory. Iain Fenlon Early Music Technically, the recording quality is superb, with exquisite resonance and balance throughout. A well- deserved bravo goes to the recording technicians as much as the musicians. Customer review Amazon.com This CD is beautifully recorded...Ideal really. Gary Higginson Music Web International …another revelatory and inspiring release. International Record Review beautiful CD, with exquisitely recorded performances by the singers and players Early Music Review The organ repertoire...has been served by the engineers with a sound that is powerful and direct, yet lets you know that the instrument is working into a deliciously real acoustic...Forget Puff Daddy remixes and other basshead fare. Fire up the system, set your subwoofer on Stun, insert this disc in your player, and let your neighbors hear what deep, clean bass is all about. Stereofile Records 2 Die 4 An absolutely first-rate production from beginning to end. ClassicsToday.com the lush tone of his Baroque triple-harp captured in ravishing sound. Star Ledger typically fine sonics seal the deal for me. This is a keeper! Audiophile Audition The recorded sound is crisp, clear and clean, and you hear everything each instrument does without losing the impact or flavour of the whole Gramophone
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JOHN HADDEN