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Lammermuir Festival – Madrigals of Love, Loss & War – The Guardian Review

★★★★

Rowena Smith, The Guardian

“… an interesting, imaginative programme brought to life in a vivid performance from the singers and instrumentalists of the Dunedin Consort.”

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Dido’s Ghost – Buxton International Festival – The Guardian Review

★★★★

Flora Willson, The Guardian

“A beguiling tapestry of fragmentary quotations and knowing gestures to an earlier music language, overlaid with a contemporary sonic palette.”

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Dido’s Ghost – World Premiere at the Barbican – The Guardian Review

★★★★

Fiona Maddocks, The Guardian

“Anyone who insists on Purcell pure might find the mix too challenging, yet this new work is bold and moving, a piercing reminder of how the past haunts the present. Dido’s celebrated lament is heard, but not as you expect it. With a conviction that transfixes, Aeneas himself now sings the plaintive, tolling utterance, to devastating effect.”

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Lagrime Mie – Spitalfields At Home – The Guardian Review

Rian Evans, The Guardian

“Tenor Nicholas Mulroy realised a similarly rich flexibility of sound in Monteverdi and Schütz. For both their rarity value and striking directness of expression, Mulroy’s singing of Dolce Maria by Francesca Caccini and Barbara Strozzi’s Lagrime Mie stood out.”

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Monteverdi Vespers – The Guardian Review

Alfred Hickling, The Guardian

Evanescent, visceral, thrilling Monteverdi…

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John Butt: A Rightful Gramophone Award Winner – The Guardian

Philip Clark, The Guardian

‘He may be an unlikely podium hero, but [John Butt’s] recording of Mozart’s Requiem with the Dunedin Consort, complete with echoes of a 1920s jazz band, is a delight.’

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