"’Tickle The Minikin’ is a fascinating collection of repertoire... Stylistically, Smith plays with flare, flamboyance and dexterity. There is a great variety of styles in the pieces themselves: flippant little dances, more grounded preludes, and some wonderful character pieces... I very much enjoyed this disc - a good addition to your lyra-viol collection, or a great place to start!" ****
Alison Kinder - Early Music Today magazine - December 2014-February 2015
"An exemplary showcase for the music of a forgotten member of the English viol consort... Robert Smith’s readings are technically assured... "
Robin Stowell - The Strad - September 2014
"...this is a fascinating and magnificently performed recital of recondite and yet attractve music that I have found is best listened to in the quiet and solitude of the late evening."
Christopher Price - International Record Review - September 2014
Performance ***** Recording *****
"...Such a gamut of styles demands terrific flexibility, and Robert Smith is an outstanding interpreter, casting eloquent melodies and long-breathed contrapuntal lines. The airy acoustic captures the resonance of his instrument in a recording that delights and surprises."
Kate Bolton - BBC Music magazine - September 2014
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