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“The performances are uniformly excellent: they have the straightforward integrity that is essential for Handel, and yet they are full of delicacy and refinement. I was particularly taken with their subtle use of notes inégales in the
French-style dance movements.”
Early Music, May 2006 (Handel Trio Sonatas Op.5)
"The six musicians featured on this disc are all principal players of the London Handel Orchestra. Their consummate musicianship is consistently delightful: sparkling violin-playing (often with two players in perfect unison) and superb continuo contributions are just as impressive as Brown’s poetic solos.”
Early Music Review, April 2013 (Geminiani, Op.1)
“...to hear Butterfield’s subtly nuanced, light-as-air reading came as
a special revelation. That could be said for everything in this richly enjoyable recital... these three outstandingly gifted players are at
the peak of their collective form...There is lovely sound, too,
from Siva Oke and Ben Connellan."
International Record Review, March 2008 (Handel Violin Sonatas)
“The London Handel Players have already served their eponymous master admirably in the Op.5 Trio Sonatas. Now they turn their gaze on a set more likely cobbled together by the wily publisher John Walsh…. What the London Handel Players bring to the table is a crystal-clear recorded sound which lends a thrilling immediacy to textures which themselves are always elegantly enunciated.
Sonatas nos.1 and 4 benefit from the expressive eloquence of Rachel Brown's flute, and in the opening Andante of the B minor, she and Adrian Butterfield converse with flirtatious suppleness - the ravishing Largo her chance to soar like a Handelian operatic diva…. London Handel Players tick most of Op.2's multifaceted boxes - and then some."
BBC Music Magazine, Christmas 2009 (Handel Trio Sonatas Op.2)
"Adrian Butterfield, violinist and director, urges his players along with a powerful demonstration of tasteful virtuosity, superbly revealed in the First Sonata, and what follows is a marvellous exhibition of collective instrumental excellence. As performances, these want for nothing in terms of technical brilliance and musical integrity, and the recorded balance is singularly satisfying."
International Record Review, April 2013 (Geminiani, Op.1)
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