Related Reviews
The Consort
'The youthful exuberance of the playing combined with sensitivity, highly polished technique, and excellent articulation as an ensemble -makes this a very appealing CD.'
more >>
SA-CD.net
5 Stars
'Extremely highly recommended.'
more >>
musica Dei donum
'...an outstanding disc.'
more >>
Positive Feedback Online
'...the performances are easily top notch...'
more >>
American Record Guide
'...vivacious chamber trios...'
more >>
Musical Pointers
'Recommended'
more >>
pizzicato

more >>
Early Music Today
'...the group's interpretation of these trios and quartets is astoundingly good and well worth a listen.'
more >>
ClassicsToday.com
'...here is a fine collection of five trios and two quartets...'
more >>
Sonograma Magazine
'...the significant contribution of Ensemble Meridiana is imaginative, dynamic and above all, well played.'
more >>
Venerdì di Repubblica
"...Ensemble Meridiana...expresses the great beauty of Telemann's style"
more >>
Klassik.com
4 Stars
'Their engaging playing, the bright, clear sound of the ensemble and the natural beauty of the phrasing make this debut album a very worth-listening experience. '
more >>
Audiophile Audition
5 Stars
'They play with style, energy, and conviction; by any measure, this is lovely ensemble and solo playing.'
more >>
The Irish Times
"...they play with real spirit and zest..."
more >>
Early Music Review
'...one of the most impressive debut CDs that I have ever heard.'
more >>
International Record Review
'...expressively relaxed playing...'
more >>
MusicWeb International
"60 minutes of sheer delight."
more >>
Droitwich Spa Advertiser
"particularly impressive...[a] sparkling Linn recital."
more >>
Southern California Early Music Society
"Telemann has resurfaced on a gorgeous new release...they play like angels."
more >>
Audio Video Club of Atlanta
'The performances sparkle with the youthful excitement of discovery.'
more >>
Kidderminster Shuttle
"The four "Trios" are particularly impressive, proving the highlights of this sparkling Linn recital."
more >>
The Early Music Show
'...an energetic opening - a playful dialogue between the recorder and the violin...'
more >>

Ensemble Meridiana - Tastes of Europe - Early Music Review - Helby


01 June 2011
Early Music Review
Victoria Helby

Stylishly played on period instruments...Ensemble Meridiana always make you listen. There are trios and quartets in combinations or [sic] recorder, violin, oboe and gamba. The works chosen are generally more lively though there are some nicely ornamented slow movements too. Surprisingly, it was the trio by the Hamburg-Altona organist Pierre Prowo which really had me dancing round the kitchen as I emptied the dishwasher. With its folk music-influenced last movement it's no surprise that it used to be attributed to Telemann.
Bookmark and Share


Related Links

Ensemble MeridianaEnsemble Meridiana
Tastes of Europe: Telemann Trios & QuartetsTastes of Europe: Telemann Trios & Quartets