The Gonzaga Band’s new disc, Venice 1629, has received a five-star review in the Telegraph. “The harmonies have a blazing clarity … soprano, Faye Newton, has a delightfully crystal-clear sound”. Buy direct from the Gonzaga Band website or download from Resonus Classics.
“This is an essential set, and not just for the inclusion of Les Indes Galantes, Steven Divine opens up the music of the suites to a more thoughtful performance, one which does not rely on fireworks to show the mastery of Rameau as a composer of keyboard music. Divine’s booklet notes are excellent and include some quotes from the composer himself that add an air of authenticity. The recorded sound is quite natural with the acoustic helping to bring the best out of the instrument.”