, November 2012
Bernard Jacobson reviewed both Lamon’s with strings and Pinnock’s no-strings releases in a double-header entry in Fanfare 21:5, offering a very favorable opinion of the Lamon with the Toronto-based Tafelmusik as “one of the best among those that offer the version of the work with strings.”
…I’ve rarely encountered playing on period winds and brass that sounds this solid, secure, and free of intonation mishaps. For all intents and purposes, the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra sounds like a modern-instrument ensemble, which, from my perspective, is a good thing.
This is a wonderful disc, and not just for Handel lovers. The music is invigorating, splendidly performed, and exceptionally well recorded. I recommend it to everyone. © 2012 Fanfare Read complete review