The rich sound of the instrument is well captured and Sophie Yates’s well-judged tempos and apt registrations do full justice to the often nostalgic music. She also writes her own essay in which she does not shy away from expressing personal views, though she is careful to place A-LC’s music in the fullest context for the listener. This is a rewarding issue.
Early Music Review
Sophie Yates has an instinctive feel for the repertoire and her playing is elegant, stylish and poised. The ornaments have a spontenaeity which, coupled with a vivid characterisation – especially in the faster pieces such as the martial ‘L’Enjouéé’ – lends a freshness to the music.
International Record Review
The music’s quality is fairly evenly sustained. Some pieces, like the expressively melancholy G major Allemande, are eloquently crafted and of a substance that intermittently recalls his grandfather’s style. Sophie Yates plays it with a touching sensibility…
BBC Music Magazine
A bewitching and compelling recital… stunning!
"Gramophone on CHAN 0708 (Rameau,Vol. 2)"
If this disc fails to ignite your enthusiasm for the harpsichord and its repertoire, then probably nothing else will…
BBC Music Magazine on CHAN 0598 (La Sophie)
In its own way, this disc is one of La Sophie’s best yet.
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