Vivaldi: Manchester Sonatas reviewed by the American Record Guide
Updated: May 26, 2021
Their style is spiky with cutting and pungent accents when fast, and with lovely lyrical, nuanced melodies when slow. They are consistently musical; movements never die on the vine. Above all, they really know how to swing, not in a hip sense but through upturned phrasing, a long-held note, or quick clipped endings. In brief, this is a terrific album: when lively, I can’t sit still; when quiet, they sustain my interest to the end.
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