"A well planned and varied recital from Sampson and Wadsworth."
Gramophone - September 2010
Musica - May 2010
Choral & Song Choice
Performance ***** Recording ****
"Not Just Dowland espouses an Anglo-Italian sequence punctuating songs with instrumental items that’prelude’ most appositely, or contrive to comment on what’s just been heard. Matthew Wadsworth’s lute and theorbo don’t simply provide a change of texture and respite from the imperatives of the sung word, they craft a seamless expressive narrative."
BBC Music Magazine - May 2010
"Matthew Wadsworth really is a quite extraordinary musician, graceful, civilised and intelligent. He has an enormous ability to draw an audience into his own world"
Early Music Review
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"The pleasure of her [Sampson’s] perfection is enhanced by the diversity of her selection...Short of actually being there, this is live music at its best. Some enchanted evening..." *****
The Lebrecht Report
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"Together [Sampson & Wadsworth] weave a superb tapestry of little-known 17th-century vocal music."
"Carolyn Sampson’s pure soprano cossets the words, savouring their expressive implications, relishing their shifts of rhythm and subtly sighing with bliss, yearning or heartache depending on the circumstances" ****
The Daily Telegraph
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