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Avison: Concerti From Opus 9 / Georgian Concert


Release Date: 10/24/2006 
Label:  Divine Art   Catalog #: 24108   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Charles Avison
Performer:  Simon JonesRebekah DurstonJohn TreherneDuncan Druce,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Georgian Concert
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 46 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

REVIEWS:

"This group produce a rather unusual intimate sound. This works really well in the slow movements... The playing is extremely good and the recording presents no problems... It is good to see such faithful servants of music like Duncan Druce still giving of his talent, experience and dedication." - David Wright, MusicWeb

"The Georgian Concert give polished and technically perfect readings. The recording is texturally very clear." Performance **** Recording **** - David Denton, Yorkshire Post

"I certainly hope there are further recordings planned... An especial pleasure... Utterly natural sound... Highly recommended." - Early Music Review, March 2002
Read more /> "Plenty to charm the ear... Performances are spruce and spirited, with stylishly turned obbligato contributions and a nice feeling for Avison's dance rhythms." Performance **** Recording **** - Richard Wigmore, BBC Music Magazine

"The music is so enjoyable... Overall, this is an attractive and interesting disc which can be fully recommended to anyone interested in early English music." - Arthur Baker, MusicWeb

"Music that gives his contemporary Handel a run for its money." - Northern Echo

"Played with sprightly buoyancy and clean, crisp articulation, while the attractive final movements, often tunefully graceful minuets, are played with winning affection. Leader Simon Jones deserves high praise for some particularly elegant playing." - Fanfare

"I would rate these almost the equal of Handel... The Georgian Concert have a real feel for this music - the pizzicato accompaniment to the aria ending of Op. 9 no. 4 is beautifully done, to cite but one example... Excellent recording... Very high marks to both Avison and the Georgian Concert." - Francis Knights, International Record Review
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Works on This Recording

1. Concertos (12), Op. 9: no 1 in G major by Charles Avison
Performer:  Simon Jones (Violin), Rebekah Durston (Violin), John Treherne (Harpsichord),
Duncan Druce (Viola), Jane McDermott (Violone), Rachel Gray (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Georgian Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1766; England 
Length: 9 Minutes 45 Secs. 
2. Concertos (12), Op. 9: no 4 in G minor/G major by Charles Avison
Performer:  Simon Jones (Violin), Rachel Gray (Cello), Duncan Druce (Viola),
Rebekah Durston (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Georgian Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1766; England 
Length: 8 Minutes 0 Secs. 
3. Concertos (12), Op. 9: no 6 in E minor by Charles Avison
Performer:  Duncan Druce (Viola), Rebekah Durston (Violin), Simon Jones (Violin),
Rachel Gray (Cello), John Green (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Georgian Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1766; England 
Length: 6 Minutes 38 Secs. 
4. Concertos (12), Op. 9: no 7 in E flat major by Charles Avison
Performer:  John Treherne (Harpsichord), Duncan Druce (Viola), Rebekah Durston (Violin),
Simon Jones (Violin), Jane McDermott (Violone), Rachel Gray (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Georgian Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1766; England 
Length: 7 Minutes 6 Secs. 
5. Concertos (12), Op. 9: no 8 in B flat major by Charles Avison
Performer:  John Green (Organ), Simon Jones (Violin), Rebekah Durston (Violin),
Rachel Gray (Cello), Duncan Druce (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Georgian Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1766; England 
Length: 8 Minutes 9 Secs. 
6. Concertos (12), Op. 9: no 9 in C minor by Charles Avison
Performer:  Duncan Druce (Viola), Jane McDermott (Violone), John Treherne (Harpsichord),
Rebekah Durston (Violin), Simon Jones (Violin), Rachel Gray (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Georgian Concert
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1766; England 
Length: 6 Minutes 38 Secs. 

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