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Ralph Graves
WTJU, June 2017

Marriner recorded hundreds of baroque and early classical era works, yet never ventured into the field of authentic performance practices—that is, using instruments of the period. The ASMF plays (as they do here) with modern instruments plus harpsichord.

While historic practices may be the norm today, these mid-1990s performances are perfectly valid readings that hold up well. Marriner brings Boyce’s symphonies to life with a light touch. There’s a genial nature to these works that charms the listener. © 2017 WTJU Read complete review



Phil Muse
Audio Video Club of Atlanta, March 2017

These 1993 recordings are among the very best Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy have ever given us, and that’s saying a lot. They capture the spirit of an age in their lively perception of the warmly human qualities of their composer, his alert rhythms, his engaging melodies, and a counterpoint worn so intelligently and lightly one is scarcely aware of it. © 2017 Audio Video Club of Atlanta Read complete review





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