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Avison - (12) Concerti Grossi after Scarlatti
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#1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERon 5 September 2012
I have very much enjoyed all of the Avison Ensemble's recordings of their eponymous composer's works and this is no exception. This set of Twelve Concerti after Scarlatti has been recorded by a number of fine ensembles over the years and it is easy to see why. They are varied, skilful and full of melody and harmonic invention making the whole set a pleasure to listen to.

Pavlo Beznosiuk has established himself as a major international star of baroque music and his skill and experience make this a very good recording indeed. The small ensemble are all excellent players who imbue all these concerti with real meaning so that they never become bland baroque wallpaper, and the virtuosity is such that there is a wonderful sense of relaxed enjoyment even in the really difficult parts. It is exemplary playing in my view and at least the equal of any other recording I know - even the fabulous café Zimmermann disc, which is really saying something.

With excellent recorded sound and a nicely presented booklet with good notes, this is a really good set all round and warmly recommended.
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