Classical CD of the Week for Retrospect!

01 June 2009

The Sunday Times named ‘Henry Purcell: Ten Sonatas in Four Parts' Classical CD of the Week on the 31st May. The recently released recording by Retrospect Trio was praised highly for the outstanding performance. The musicians Sophie Gent, Matthew Truscott, Jonathan Manson and Matthew Halls are all distinguished international performers in their own right however, their playing as an ensemble is greatly admired: "the playing is immaculate - expressive and alert to all the nuance and variety of this superb music".

Released to mark the new partnership between Retrospect and Linn Records, the recording also celebrates the 350th anniversary of the birth of Henry Purcell. ‘Henry Purcell: Ten Sonatas in Four Parts' joins several outstanding recordings of the composer's works released this year, although, as Hugh Canning stated in the Sunday Times, this is "an absolute winner for the Purcell year".

To read the full review from the Sunday Times and to read other reviews of the recording please click here.




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