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RODERIC DUNNETT

'... pretty wonderful ...'

Your Tuneful Voice - Handel Oratorio Arias - Iestyn Davies. © 2014 Vivat Music Foundation

Vivat is the new label designed primarily to showcase the work of The King's Consort, which under the leadership of founder Robert King has participated in some ninety-five recordings — it must be a hundred by now — mostly hitherto on the Hyperion label.

Vivat is well under way. But like its close equivalent CORO, The Sixteen's dedicated label, which has incorporated other performersorganist Robert Quinney in the six Bach Trio Sonatas, for instance, or a ravishing solo disc for soprano Elin Manahan Thomas with David Miller on theorbo — Vivat too is making space for other musicians ('a select handful of distinguished soloists and ensembles') as well as King's thrilling ensemble.

An early beneficiary is the now youthful Allegri Quartet, who have launched a new Beethoven quartet cycle on VIVAT 103 [read 'Quiet but Clear' by Andrew Schartmann]...

Copyright © 1 February 2014 Roderic Dunnett,
Coventry UK

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YOUR TUNEFUL VOICE

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

IESTYN DAVIES

CAROLYN SAMPSON

VIVAT MUSIC FOUNDATION

UNITED KINGDOM

VOCAL MUSIC

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