VIVAT104

Monteverdi: Heaven and Earth

Carolyn Sampson, Rebecca Outram, Julie Cooper soprano
Sarah Connolly, Diana Moore mezzosoprano
Charles Daniels, John Bowen, James Gilchrist tenor
Robert Evans, Michael George bass
The King’s Consort
Robert King conductor

“Peerlessly performed and faultlessly recorded”
(The Independent)

“If I were only able to have one disc of works by Monteverdi this would have to be the one.”
(The Classical Reviewer)

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VIVAT121

Purcell: Royal Odes

Carolyn Sampson soprano
Emily Owen soprano
Iestyn Davies countertenor
Hugh Cutting countertenor
Charles Daniels tenor
David de Winter tenor
Matthew Brook bass
Edward Grint bass
The King’s Consort
Robert King conductor

“It’s hard to imagine these performances bettered … King has assembled another crack team of singers … The band is, if anything, even better … achingly excellent playing – the opening Symphonies alone would be worth the price of the disc. I only hope King continues again through the whole set”
Editor’s Choice (Gramophone) 

“Perfectly focussed … a fine roster of singers, excellent recording”
(BBC Radio 3, Record Review)

“The ten voices … clearly revel in the sumptuous harmonies … a well-chosen and superbly crafted selection  … a lavish booklet provides an added incentive to explore this excellent release”
(Opera Today)

“A ‘dream team’ … complemented by exquisitely nuanced string playing … demands to be heard by all”
(Early Music Review)

“Fantástica versión”
Melómano de oro [Gold award] (Melómano Magazine, Spain)

“One of the crowning achievements of lockdown music”
(Classical Explorer)

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