Dunedin Consort Charts With Monteverdi

Following a strong first week of sales in the UK the Dunedin Consort's new recording of the Monteverdi Vespers, released to celebrate the 450th anniversary of the composer's birth, has taken the #4 spot in the UK Classical Artist Official Chart. The recording has already received some wonderful reviews:

Performance 5 stars / Recording 4 stars: 'This compelling and insightful album is an outstanding contribution to Monteverdi's 450th anniversary... Particularly effective is the coloristic sonority of the organ which, by employing the Hauptwerk system, reproduces the sound of an early Venetian instrument.' BBC Music Magazine

'...the standard of solo singing is outstanding, beautifully ornamented.' BBC Radio 3 'Record Review' 

Disc of the Week: '... this endlessly absorbing, beautifully presented and intensely focused performance from Butt and his forces ticks all the right boxes.' Europadisc 

4 stars '...a virtuoso display of individual talents.' Financial Times

'...a magnificent choral sound...' The Sunday Times