“Very worthy of investigation”
Liverpool Daily Post
“The orchestration throughout is sound, unimpeachable and the small ensemble forces offer Richard Tunnicliffe sterling support. The recording sounds highly sympathetic and attractive. Tunnicliffe’s achievement is to characterise the concertos with individuality, to bring them to life with a strong sense of character… he manages to do so with real flair and technical surety.”
“Accomplished stuff: melodically attractive, pleasingly fluent. The performances are technically and musically skilled, both from Richard Tunnicliffe and the one-to-a-part band vibrantly led by Pavlo Beznosiuk. The recording is clear and airy – perfectly fitting for this refreshing release."
“Garth’s concertos will bear comparison with anything of the time from Mannheim or Vienna, and are a real gift to cellists. They should be much better known. The concertos are beautifully played by Richard Tunnicliffe, very stylishly accompanied by a one-to-a-part group — for which three cheers! I strongly recommend these highly enjoyable discs.”
Early Music News
“Garth does show considerable powers of invention, avoiding cliché and turning corners with grace and wit. The slow movements are particularly attractive. The performances are excellent, with Richard Tunnicliffe irresistibly mixing grace and virtuosity. The recording is clear without sounding clinical or fierce. In performances such as these the present Concertos give immense pleasure. “
“ This is wonderful music, possessed of flair, style, and occasional significant breadth. The performances are equally commendable. Richard Tunnicliffe is in complete control of his instrument. The Avison Ensemble ... play with generous helpings of solid musicianship, not to mention complete dedication. The tempos are comfortable, never rushed or lugubrious, and the sound is quite vivid,This is a must-have for cellists, Anglophiles, and all who cherish music of the era; it is also the latest inductee into our Classical Hall of Fame.”
“The performers here cherish every note of the music. This is a very fine achievement. Memorable music, persuasively performed, richly recorded and among the most rewarding releases of the year.”
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