The music here is ideal for those who find much of Beethoven a little too pompous; this is Beethoven at his small-scale unbuttoned best… There are some performances that one instinctively knows are going to be just right from the very start, and this is one of them. The Serenade is also delightful music; its neglect is something of a mystery, especially when it receives a performance as sympathetic as that offered by Ensemble 360. With notes by Misha Donat, there is every reason to buy this new CD.
Brian Wilson, Musicweb-international com
“These works demand much of the players…here the admirable Ensemble 360 group give absolutely enchanting and totally convincing accounts of both of them. Every instrumentalist here is first-class…strongly recommended.” Gramophone, 2010
“There's nothing conventional about the quality of the performances...A highly desirable CD, and I can only hope for more releases from the group in the near future.”
***** MusicalCriticism.com, 2010