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Charles Brewer
American Record Guide, July 2016

…the performances are a mixture of styles (traditional Turkish and classical) and timbres (especially prominent is the Turkish kanun, a zither-like instrument).

…the melody of Sartorio’s ‘Ogni bella’ sounds perfectly natural when played as a prelude in a Turkish manner. © 2016 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Richard Kraus
MusicWeb International, June 2016

This is boisterous fare, baroque music with lots of drums. The impact is earthy, and sometimes a little coarse, but fun. The musicians are all highly skilled, producing effects that are sometimes arresting, and often intellectually stimulating. The disc offers a thoughtful contrast to more rarified and effete approaches to baroque performance. © 2016 MusicWeb International Read complete review



Laurence Vittes
The Huffington Post, April 2016

…played with gusto and delight by L’arte del mondo, a leading HIP (Historically-Informed Players) ensemble, and the Pera Ensemble, a Turkish early music group specializing in music of the Ottoman Empire, conducted by Werner Ehrhardt. © 2016 The Huffington Post Read complete review





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