“Indeed, even the familiar Vivaldi concertos on the disc sound fresh in its hands. What accounts for the verve? A sense of spontaneity, enviable technical facility and stylistic polish, to be sure, but also Europa Galante’s unfailing musicality responsible for transforming the adept into the memorable. The musicianship is of such a high order that it seems unfaire to single out individual players for praise”.
The New York Times
“By now we know exactly what to expect from Fabio Biondi- the unexpected. Here we get all the stop and starts, swoops and darts, vigorous off-beat accents and moments of crazy articulation that he has made his trademark, but anticipating where they will come is practically impossible. This is exhilaratingly dangerous music-making and it pays off.”