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Music: Early Music Review – Pisendel review

18th July 2012

It’s no longer unusual that student musicians devote themselves to HIP performance after they finish their conservatory training; but it is slightly unusual that a whole ensemble grows out of a sharedstudent experience. Yet that is precisely what this debut recording celebrates – the International Baroque Players was born out of one year’s intake into the European Baroque Ochestra scheme and the Brittens-Pears Baroque Orchestra, and without any big name conductor at the helm, they have hopefully now made the big time. Their concerts in London, Oxford and elsewhere have acquired a loyal following and now everyone in the wider world gets the chance to share an exhilirating ride with a bunch of extremely talented youngsters….

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