Retrospect's Purcell tops HMV chart

11 June 2009

"Henry Purcell: Ten Sonatas in Four Parts" by Retrospect Trio is currently topping HMV's online Chamber and Instrumental music chart.  In a week that has seen excitement build for this outstanding recording, this is a reflection of the "immaculate playing" and "superb music" this recording offers.  "Henry Purcell: Ten Sonatas in Four Parts" tops the HMV chart above new recordings by such musical stars as Rachel Podger and Alison Balsom

In the past week "Henry Purcell: Ten Sonatas in Four Parts" has gained exceptional reviews...

  • CD of the Week: "The playing is immaculate...an absolute winner"  5 stars Sunday Times
  • "Retrospect captures it all with an inexhaustible spirit of delight" 4.5 stars BBC Music Magazine
  • "The dances tread with guilty lightness" 4 stars Classic FM Magazine
  •  "This first release is superb... some of the finest sonatas of the era" The Observer
  • "With a sound this satisfying and addictive they've set the bar very high for future recordings. Bravo" BBC Online 

    If you haven't already heard this recording you can listen to free sound clips at www.linnrecords.com.



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