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"This long-awaited disc from local baroque ensemble The Burney Ensemble shows them off at their best. The Ensemble, made up of baroque flute and violin, viola da gamba and harpsichord, makes its way around this music with complete ease and finesse proving that sometimes one doesn't need to go too far to discover world-class talent."

- Chris Sklar, FluteNotes, The Magic Flute Newsletter

"This is a remarkably intimate recording … Vancouver's own Burney Ensemble realizes the closeness and conviviality that strengthened these composers' artistic connections with tender intelligence. Listen to Bachcircle in the morning; your coffee will taste better, as will everything else."

- John Keillor, The Georgia Straight

"…a delightfully coherent program, illuminating one of the most respected composers of the age of reason."

- Colin MacDonald, The Georgia Straight

"Thank you for your very enjoyable baroque music played with such 'richness & elegance'."

- season subscribers, 2001/2002

"Three Cheers for the Champs! We love your concerts."

- season subscriber, 2001/2002

"Thanks so much for your contribution to music and culture in Vancouver."

- audience member

"The French Noël concert was terrific - keep it up!"

- season subscriber, 2001/2002

"thoroughly engaging concert"

- Douglas Hughes, The Georgia Straight

"As usual, the group…tossed all this stuff off with elegance and panache."

- Douglas Hughes, The Georgia Straight

"…charming, elegant, highly-polished works played with style and spirit.."

- Deryk Barker, Victoria Times-Colonist

"All four musicians, in various combinations, proved sensitive, stylish players…there was elegance, style, wit and even an almost puckish humour on occasion."

- Deryk Barker, Victoria Times-Colonist


- Douglas Hughes, The Georgia Straight

" A delicious concert Saturday. Thanks!"

- season subscriber, 2001/2002