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More wondrous music from Alison Balsom,
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This review is from: Sound the Trumpet - Royal Music of Purcell and Handel (Audio CD)
I always thought counter-tenors were an acquired taste, and after several decades of listening to music, I acquired it. Iestin Davies has a spectacular range and control with very pure sounds and amazing vibrato and the duets with AB's trumpet are for me the highlight of this extraordinary album.
As for Alison herself, she just goes from strength to strength. The brilliant adaptations and arrangements done with the different conductors and orchestras in her more recent career have brought lots of extra breadth to our experience of music, composers I had never heard of and others whose work I thought were just dull have entered the lexicon of enjoyment. I often have Classic FM playing in the background and it seems most hours bring a tune made enjoyable by Alsion Balsom, often played by someone else.
Technically brilliant, a great teacher, beautiful, friendly and by all accounts easy to work with - A National Treasure?