Reviews

Due to the copyright restrictions in Germany and Switzerland these are only a few reviews which we are explicitly allowed to use. Unfortunately, for this reason a large number of press reviews may not be used at the moment.

  • www.bachtrack.com - Adelaide Festival - “Orfeo”

  • “Concerto Italiano impresses with its class. [...] The twenty three piece ensemble of Baroque instruments, with Craig Marchitelli and Ugo Di Giovanni, showing obvious enjoyment in playing their theorbos, closeted next to the conductor, was a close-knit combination of precision and excellence. [...] This was a very authentic performance, capturing the vision of four hundred years ago. I found it an intensely satisfying experience.” (Brian Angus, 08.03.2017)

  • Gramophone - 50 greatest Bach recordings

  • “How do you embark on a new addition to the vast pile of Brandenburg Concerto recordings? Rinaldo Alessandrini and Concerto Italiano have gone for the latter approach and succeeded brilliantly. There is perhaps no Baroque group around today that can do the simple and obvious things to such exciting effect. [...] The performances are so joyous and fresh that, in their straightforward but deeply musical way, they are the most invigorating newcomers to the Brandenburg fold since Musica Antiqua Köln’s provocative recording of the mid-1980s. Right now I can’t stop playing these discs.” (Lindsay Kemp, 30.09.2016)

  • www.broadwayworld.com - New York Carnegie Hall

  • “Concerto Italiano, led by Alessandrini from the harpsichord, gave an immaculate performance that put the singers--and Maestro Monteverdi--first, putting together an outstanding group of singers for the evening, starting with Persson, who was glamorous both musically and physically in her roles.” (Richard Sasanow, 24.02.17)

  • www.concertonet.com - New York Carnegie Hall

  • “Rinaldo Alessandrini has one of the finest period-orchestras in Italy if not Europe, and his choice of ensemble seemed exactly right for this so-period opera.” (Harry Rolnick, 21.01.17)

  • The New York Times - CD Monteverdi

  • “Monteverdi's works are all perfomed with dramatic intesity by Alessandrini and his team.“ (SP, 04/17)