“All are played with spectacular virtuosity and mischievous wit. Red Priest go outrageously over-the-top, but return from the other side with previously unimagined fun and delight.”
18th February 2009
“Red Priest is no ordinary assemblage of recorders, violin, cello and harpsichord. It takes the bare notes of Baroque as its starting point and allows stream-of-consciousness fantasy to take wing. Beneath all the fun and games there is a bedrock of terrific skill and timing that gives this inimitable group the wherewithal to take the liberties it does. If you allow yourself to be carried along on the wave of all this inventive artistry, the disc will reveal hidden treasure.”
7th March 2009
“The cheeky early music group has started its own label, and compiled this ferociously enjoyable dish of baroque pieces, both real and bogus, all tossed off with impish élan. Superb musicians lie behind their affectionate stylistic tricks - the pirate treasure includes imaginative Couperin arrangements as well as Vivaldi, Tartini and the fake Albinoni adagio. I loved it all, except for the bursts of nautical singing.”
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