News · Podger & Brecon Baroque’s Vivaldi CD is Record of the Month
Tuesday 24 March 2015
Rachel Podger & Brecon Baroque’s recent CD release on Channel Classics, Vivaldi L’Estro Armonico Op.3, is Record of the Month in both BBC Music Magazine and Gramophone Magazine and has been awarded a Diapason d’Or.
“there is probably no more inspirational musician working today than Podger.”
The double disc went straight into the Specialist Classical Charts at No.4 and has also received praise from reviewers including The Sunday Times, The Times and The Observer.
“intimacy in the rapt slow movements and sizzling dash in the allegros.”
The Sunday Times
“Rachel Podger's crack team deliver miracles of virtuosity.”
“this scintillating album”
“Inspirational originality elicts inspirational playing”
5* recording & performance, BBC Music Magazine, Record of the Month
“these one-to-a-part performances by Rachel Podger and Brecon Baroque have the heat to make your blood run faster… What really shoots this recording straight to the top of the pile, however, is the sheer joy of it, the spontaneity and the tireless, surging musical energy of its many sudden feints and sallies… there is probably no more inspirational musician working today than Podger, in whose company surely no violinist’s bow could sleep in the hand. She certainly had me reaching for my air-violin.”
Gramophone Magazine, Record of the Month
You can view the full Gramophone review at http://www.gramophone.co.uk/review/vivaldi-l%E2%80%99estro-armonico-op-3.