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Kenneth Keaton
American Record Guide, May 2014

The performers here are all important names in the early music world, and they play with commitment, imagination, and energy. It will be an hour well spent. © 2014 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



William Yeoman
Gramophone, May 2014

A fictitious letter excerpted in the booklet-notes to this attractive release paints a scene in which WF Bach ‘brings about an encounter’ between three men—JS Bach, Silvius Leopold Weiss and the latter’s student, one Herr Kropffgans. What follows is a Baroque jam session of sorts, with Bach on harpsichord, Weiss on lute and Kropffgans on mandolin. It’s a lovely image, and one that opens up all sorts of possibilities for a musical programme which in this case includes the alto recorder of Dorothee Oberlinger, who joins lutenist Axel Wolf and co. for a delightful Musikabend.

Wolf separates the chamber works with some of Weiss’s lugubrious, improvisatory solo lute pieces, dispatching them with stylish sensitivity. For Weiss’s Concerto for lute and mandolin…Wolf is joined by Anna Torge, whose mandolin provides a delicate timbral contrast while also evoking the sweetness of the wooden flute. © 2014 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone



Brian Reinhart
MusicWeb International, February 2014

All these pieces are excellent, and so is the playing.

The sound is certainly fine, and the music meritorious… © 2014 MusicWeb International Read complete review





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