The Avsion Ensemble - Handel: Concerti Grossi Opus 6 - MusicWeb International

I downloaded this just as I was about to close this Roundup, so I have had time to hear it all through just once, though I have listened to some of the concertos several times. I am very impressed - this could well become my benchmark in future for this wonderful music, alongside, or even replacing Hogwood (Decca, now Avie), Standage (Chandos) and Pinnock (DG): everything seems so right and appropriate in scale that I'm going to choose it as my last-minute Download of the Month. It may seem odd to single out the continuo, but even that seems to be exactly in proportion - just audible but not obtrusive - and imaginative, with organ (not credited) and a copy of a 1745 harpsichord. 

02 July 2010