“This disc highlights Gardiner's flair for drama. Airy dances and languishing sighs are but two of many effects that he calls forth. Pristine sound reproduction.”
“Purcell’s Grandest Achievement, His Most Colourful Score, With An Emotional Range From Wit To Mystery And Much In Between. “vintage Purcell, In A Performance That Shows No Signs Of Age, Conveys Everything But The Elaborate Stage Directions”
“a delight from beginning to end for, though authenticity and completeness reign, scholarship is worn lightly and the result is consistently exhilarating, with no longueurs whatsoever...The fresh-toned soloists are first-rate”
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