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The glittering talent that is the Galliard Ensemble

What’s on in London, Duncan Hadfield

“…Throughout, the glittering talent that is the Galliard Ensemble joined by pianist Richard Shaw never seem to put a finger or fingering wrong in what amounts to a challenging programme to say the least. Superbly recorded and supported by excellent booklet notes plus an interview with Birtwistle himself, this is a must-have disc for anyone interested in some of the past half-century’s most challengingly rewarding writing for winds.”

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Excellent playing, well-balanced and full of character
Performed with assurance and flair
These will become reference performances
Excellent performances, highly characterful, firmly shaped and dramatic
They have technique, style and high spirits in spades
Immaculate performances … a pure delight … unreservedly recommended
Demands that were easily met
A young ensemble of considerable merit
Superb sound
Excellently played
One of the highlights
Stunning music and extraordinary playing
Well performed
The performances are simply breath-taking
Endlessly fascinating
Incisive, confident and well-tuned
Excellent ensemble playing and vivid recording.
Galliard Ensemble
Like angels sent from heaven
Beautiful, delicate and fluent playing
A highly talented wind quintet
Galliard Ensemble
Immaculately prepared
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