"...these sonatas are inventive and full of life, and the later ones seem to get steadily more attractive. They are played by the Purcell group with pleasing vitality and freshness, and the Chandos recording is natural and warmly flattering."
The Pengiun Guide – 1000 Greatest Classical Recordings 2011-12
Repertoire **** Sound ****
Fono Forum (Germany) - April 2010
“…this is (as one would expect) playing of the highest order.” “I look forward very much to their take on the composer’s Op 2."
Early Music Review - February 2010
“Buxtehude’s delightfully individual sonatas in laid-back performances.”
Gramophone - March 2010
“…The Purcell Quartet brings its customary virtues to these perceptive period-instrument interpretations: incisiveness, tonal transparency and excellent rapport and blend. The two violinists’ elegance of style in their melodic dialogues matches their technical command, and gamba-player Richard Boothby displays his mettle not only as a continuo partner of the inventive Robert Woolley but also as a soloist in the tenor range … ****
Early Music Today - February/March 2010
“ … The Purcell Quartet gives amiable performances, eschewing flamboyant gestures or expressive excess in favour of convivial musical discourse.”
Performance **** - Recording ****
BBC Music Magazine - February 2010
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