Venice, Leipzig, Versailles and London Collections - Palladian Ensemble - The Herald

The good news from Linn, reported here a few months ago, is that the fine Palladian Ensemble, becalmed since the departure of stellar recorder player Pamela Thorby, has been relaunched as Palladians, with a more versatile line-up. The very good news is that Linn has repackaged some of the original back catalogue in a series of budget-priced double CDs, of which this one, with dazzling performances of Vivaldi, Matthew Locke, John Blow and others, launched the group internationally. The best news is that the full set of four doublers can be snapped up for 60 quid. The collection would form a handsome Christmas gift.

The Herald
29 November 2008