Reviews 2014

Pure Handel CD in the shortlist for 2014 Gramophone Award: “a generous celebration of this estimable organisation’s (EUBO) continuing high achievement. These are live-wire performances, technically excellent and propelled with exactly the right degree of driving energy…” Read full review

Lindsay Kemp

Gramophone (August 2014)

5-star review: CD release Peace & Celebration “is testimony to the quality of EUBO and its Danish director: Mortensen’s command of the idiom is second to none.” Read full review

Andrew Clark

The Financial Times (4 April 2014)

CD release Peace & Celebration: “Mortensen and his youthful crew radiate the courtly joy of Handel’s first English-language masterpiece. Clare College Choir are excellent in every technical respect.” Read full review

David Vickers

Gramophone (May 2014)

CD release Peace & Celebration “The outstanding feature of the vocal works is the opening movement of the Birthday Ode, “Eternal source of light divine”, sung by Alex Potter, with the terrifying trumpet solo played with absolute conviction and surety by EUBO trumpeter Sebastian Philpott. You should buy this CD for this track alone – it is spine-tingling!” Read full review

Andrew Benson-Wilson

Early Music Review (April 2014)

EUBO DVD Joy & Sorrow Unmasked “Worth viewing if you value not just baroque music but its future in performance as well. Mortensen directs his eager players with sure hand and keen ear for detail … It is the enthusiasm of the young musicians that is the lasting impression, thanks in no small part to the alert intimacy of the direction.” Read full review

Lindsay Kemp

Gramophone (April 2014)

EUBO CD Pure Handel ”There is a lovely stylish confidence to the playing. This is a highly recommendable disc, the performances are vivid and involving without being too driven or over stylised. The music making captures the performers real enjoyment in this repertoire.” Read full review

Robert Hugill

Planet Hugill – A World of Classical Music (3 April 2014)