John Blow: Venus and AdonisSelect a Review
With Sophie Daneman, Roderick Williams, Elin Manahan Thomas and Theatre of the Ayre, directed by Elizabeth Kenny.
Wigmore Hall Live 0043. Released May 2011.
Independent on Sunday, 6 March 2011.
Classic fm Magazine, May 2011.
Gramophone, May 2011.
International Record Review, April 2011.
BBC Music Magazine, May 2011.
The nightingale and the butterflySelect a Review
French Baroque music with Pamela Thorby, recorders,
(Linn records CKD 34)1 released June 2010
The Artsdesk.com Dec 2010
A disc full of delights and surprises.
BBC Music Magazine Oct 2010
‚Ä¶Thorby is at her best in Caix d‚ÄôHervelois‚Äôs restless Papillon and the sinuous La lionnoise, and in Couperin‚Äôs masterful Le rossignol vainqueur.
Gramophone October 2010
Early Music Review Aug 10
Independent on Sunday July 2010
MusicWeb International July 2010
Purcell: Dido and AeneasSelect a Review
Directed Kenny/Devine, with Sarah Connolly et al. Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
Chandos Records Chaconne CHAN0757 recorded June 2008, released Jan 2009
Gramophone, February 2009 ‚Äď Editor‚Äôs Choice.
Classic fm Disc of the Month, February 2009.
The Observer, January 2009.
The Independent on Sunday, October 2007
American Record Guide
Early Music Today ‚Äď August/September 2009
From the outset, Connolly exudes imposing presence, pathos and unassailable dignity; her Act III Lament consummates a deeply-felt empathy with the role‚Ä¶ Purcell year will doubtless bring a crop of highly cherishable performances; Connolly‚Äôs Dido already sets the bar decidedly high.
BBC Music Magazine ‚ÄėChoice‚Äô
Purcell: The Food of LoveSelect a Review
With Paul Agnew, tenor; Anne Marie Lasla, bass viol; Blandine Rannou, harpsichord.
Naive Ambroisie AM185. Released September 2009.
The Times, November 2009.
BBC Music Magazine, October 2009.
The Daily Telegraph, Nov 2009
Flying HorseSelect a Review
Music from the The ML LuteBook
Hyperion Records CDA67776
The Independent on Sunday, Sept 2009
BBC Music Magazine November 2009
Gramophone Oct 2009.
Fanfare, USA, Nov 2009
Dowland Lute SongsSelect a Review
With Mark Padmore, Craig Ogdon.
Recorded 2007. Britten Nocturnal Hyperion Records. (Hyperion CDA67648)
The little world of each song is sensitively explored and beautifully expressed. Elizabeth Kenny writes in her scholarly booklet notes that ‚Äėover the years many great singers have made Dowland‚Äôs voice their own, and this is one of our starting points for this disc‚Äô. Padmore and Kenny have used some perhaps less familiar manuscripts to perform a number of these songs and the result is fascinating.
Gramophone, January 2008.
Early Music Review, February 2008.
The Sunday Times CD of the Week, Jan 2008
The Independent on Sunday, Feb 2008
Songs by Henry and William LawesSelect a Review
With Robin Blaze, Rebecca Outram, Rob Macdonald, Bill Carter, Frances Kelly
Recorded 2006. (Hyperion CDA67589)
The Daily Telegraph
The Independent on Sunday, April 2007
Early Music Review 2007
Henry Purcell: Victorious LoveSelect a Review
With Carolyn Sampson, Anne-Marie Lasla, Laurence Cummings
Recorded 2006. Gramophone‚Äôs Editor‚Äôs Choice for Dec 2007 (BIS-SACD-1536)
Gramophone, December 2007 ‚Äď Editor‚Äôs Choice.
Klassik Heute, Jan 2008
Tobias Fischer www.tokafi.com/newsitems
Move now with measured soundSelect a Review
With Robin Blaze, David Milller, Mark Levy, Joanna Levine
Recorded 2001. Music by Thomas Campion (Hyperion CDA67268)
BBC Music Magazine, Feb 2002
Lute News, Spring 2002
English Lute songsSelect a Review
With Robin Blaze
Recorded 1999. CDA67126
Gramophone, March 2000
Gramophone Early Music, Spring 2000.
Classic CD, March 2000