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East is throwing light on the missing element in much baroque performance: the performer. Rubato, extreme dynamics, rhythmic variation generate the excitement of spontaneity. - Classical Music ‘Recording of the Fortnight’

Exciting and imaginative ....I particualrly like the ornamental embellishments on the repeats in the Eccles [and] dramatic effects in Vivaldi's Sonata. - The Strad

Angela East plays with all the verve and technical mastery of one of the world’s finest baroque cellists. - New Classics

Listening to this CD is like greeting an old friend you haven’t seen for ages. So much is warmly familiar it makes the heart glad and slightly nostalgic. I have never before heard a recording of the de Fesch Sonata in D minor, for instance, which I remember playing in my distant school days. And yet there are embellishments and delicate ornamentation that give an exciting freshness to the interpretation and promise that revisiting these old friends will be very worthwhile as there is more to discover. This CD takes treasured favourites firmly away from being pieces used simply on a learning pathway to over an hour of glorious Baroque played on period instruments. - European String Teachers’ Association Magazine

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