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Avison/Scarlatti Twelve Concerti Grossi after Scarlatti

The Avison Ensemble/Pavlo Beznosiuk

Divine Art DDA21213 [78 + 77 mins]

Charles Avison's rather free arrangements (1744) of Scarlatti keyboard sonatas " - - reinforce the notion that Avison was one of the most important concerto composers in 18 C Britain" [Simon Fleming].

It is good to have them brought to our attention again, but a quick comparison confirms that the lighter and more buoyant Hyperion recording under Roy Goodman is altogether to be preferred.

Peter Grahame Woolf

q.v. The Brandenburg Consort/Roy Goodman HYPERION Dyad CDD22060 [1994] http://www.musicalpointers.co.uk/reviews/cddvd/AvisonScarlatti.htm