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Robin Stowell
The Strad, September 2013

Peter Martens’s interpretations are thoughtfully prepared and generally commendably executed, balancing modern performance practices with the simple clarity of period style.

Martens brings aristocratic poise, poetry and rhythmic flexibility to the preludes.

The close recording makes his Lockey Hill cello sound remarkably vibrant in the resonant ambience of Stellenbosch University’s Endler Hall. © 2013 The Strad Read complete review

David W Moore
American Record Guide, March 2013

Martens is a fine player from South Africa who plays these classics (or baroques) of the cello literature with taste and love and a sense of phrasing and voiceleading that is satisfying to the ears. He balances his love of Casals’s romantic phrasing with a respect for the simple clarity of the early music players, resulting in a very listenable set of performances.

…an imaginative reading of the music, played with skill and musicality. © 2013 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide

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