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Ensemble

Gleaming Sonorities

Handel, Haydn, Delius and Mozart
from the European Union Chamber Orchestra
impress MIKE WHEELER

 

Handel may have had a barge with 'fifty instruments of all sorts' for the first performance of his Water Music, up the Thames and back, but the nineteen-strong European Union Chamber Orchestra, directed by leader Jérôme Akoka, had no trouble putting across their zestful, refreshing account of the F major suite in the decidedly indoor acoustic of Derby's Assembly Rooms (Derby, UK, 12 April 2012). It got the kind of incisive playing you associate with the best period-instrument bands, with clear, gleaming sonorities and crisp articulation. Even the gentler numbers danced in their own quiet way...

Copyright © 20 April 2012 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN

FREDERICK DELIUS

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

DERBY ASSEMBLY ROOMS

DERBY

UNITED KINGDOM

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

CELLO MUSIC

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