Mackintosh, on top form, acts her role with the utmost virtuosity, lovely tone, unimpeachable intonation, and fine style. The OAE rise to the occasion, making this splendidly engineered recording one to treasure
… a definitive account of Vivaldi’s glorious viola d’amore concertos, one to revel in.
This alert, stylish account of the E major concerto would surely have pleased Bach himself.
Mackintosh played the slow movement with such sweet intensity it was a joy to hear.
A lustrous tone, fleet technique and an unerring way with a melodic line.
Lovely, unaffected performances with a disarming air of spontaneity, yet with a sense that every detail has been shaped with care and understanding
The recording acoustic is ideally resonant,
the stero image effective, and details always clear. Recommended with enthusiasm.