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Trevor Pinnock - Journey - Sid’s Classical Reviews


05 June 2016
Sid’s Classical Reviews
Sid Nuncius
5 Stars

A fabulous recital 

This is a disc of Trevor Pinnock sitting at his harpsichord playing a selection of music from Tallis to Bach, Handel and Scarlatti.  Given that Pinnock is one of the very greatest figures of the Early Music movement over the last 50 years and the music itself is wonderful, you can probably guess for yourself whether this disc is any good or not.

It's fabulous, of course, and scarcely needs a review from me.  Pinnock brings all of his immense talent and huge experience to these pieces and makes every one of the shine.  He is utterly at home in all of this repertoire and shares his understanding with us; from Byrd's cheery Carman's Whistle to the introspective and lovely Sarabande from Bach's 6th French Suite everything makes perfect sense to me and I don't think he puts a foot wrong from start to finish here.

The recorded sound is excellent as always from Linn, who capture the wonderfully resonant depth of Pinnock's harpsichord - proving yet again that Beecham may have been witty about the sound of a harpsichord, but he was completely wrong. 

This is a very fine recital of great music by a very great musician who shows no sign of fading powers whatsoever - and long may that last!  Very warmly recommended.


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