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Rachel Podger (violin)
This is not an interpretation that wants to grab you by the lapels…but rather one which by its natural ebb and flow aims to draw you stealthily into the music and have you breathe with it, so... — More…
Recorded live at Wigmore Hall, London, on 3 May 2010
Theatre of the Ayre: Rachel Podger, Clare Salaman (violins), Galina Zinchenko (viola), Alison McGillivray (bass violin and viol), Pamela Thorby, Kate Latham, Merlin Harrison (recorders), David Miller (theorboes/guitars), James Johnstone (harpsichord) & Elizabeth Kenny (director/theorbo/guitar),...
The true stars here are the band, led by Elizabeth Kenny, which extemporises and pushes tempos to giddy extremes. Elin Manahan Thomas steps boldly into Cupid's role, alternating deftly between... — More…
Elin Manahan-Thomas (soprano)
The Monteverdi Choir & The English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner
Elin Manahan Thomas gives an intimate and clear-headed performance. — More…
Rodolfo Richter (violin), Alison McGillivray (viola da gamba), Silas Standage (harpsichord & organ), Eligio Quinteiro (theorbo) & Peter McCarthy (violone)
Rodolpho Richter plays them with virtuosity and expressive warmth, qualities which are complemented by Alison McGillivray's sensitive and self-effacing partnership on the viola da gamba. In... — More…
Pamela Thorby (recorder), Peter Whelan (bassoon), Alison McGillivray (cello), Elizabeth Kenny (archlute/guitar) & Marcin Świątkiewicz (harpsichord/organ)
Thorby shows her alertness to the music's variety by ringing the changes in her continuo department…and in the fantasias from the sheer interpretative intelligence and authority with which she... — More…
Alison McGillivray, David McGuinness, Eligio Quinteiro, Joseph Crouch