Reviews

 

The Sunday Times - Beethoven 9 Recording

"A Performance of "true classic proportions"

Gramophone review of Beethoven 1 & 3 recordings

"This live recording captures them at their best".

Audience review on Beethoven 6 & Mahler concert (30 Jan 2010)

"The colour, cadences, brilliants, dynamics, tempos were revelatory. Glorious".

John J Puccio reviews Beethoven 6 and 8 recording

"In the central Allegro, the "Merry gathering of country folk," Boyd shines, his quick tempos raising one's spirits".

Participant review of Crewe Family Creativity Day

"We had a fantastic time and look forward to attending next year"!

Review of Beethoven 8 concert (8 Oct 2009)

"Manchester Camerata's ongoing cycle of Beethoven symphonies with Douglas Boyd has been a revelation, fusing the sharp articulation of historically informed performance with richness of expression and warmth of legato".

2009/2010 season launch concert

"A wonderful display, full of passion, flair and exuberance".

Michael Gurevich directed concert 22 Nov 2009

The concert was excellent - Mikhail Gurevich had ample opportunity to Show Of with the Mozart and he did it brilliantly.

Manchester Camerata at Manchester International Festival 2009

"It was great to hear the local crowd giving their chamber orchestra the ovation they so richly deserve".

Camerata at the Proms 2009 review

Douglas Boyd and his Manchester Camerata delivered stylish performances...a flawlessly articulated and tonally refined account of both, under his sentient direction.

Patron review of 'Spirit of Tango' concert (31 Oct 2009)

"The Camerata showed again how versatile they are".

Beethoven 1 & 3 recording - Anna Picard

"The weighty refinement of modern instruments and the incisive articulation of historical performance practice combine to thrilling effect in Douglas Boyd's live recording of Beethoven's 1st and 3rd symphonies with Manchester Camerata".

Beethoven 1 & 3 recording - Robert Beale

"Manchester Camerata's latest release in its Beethoven Symphony Series is the most exciting yet".

Beethoven 1 & 3 recording - Hugh Canning

"Boyd sustains a remarkably expansive Funeral March, the emotional climax of the Eroica and the crowning achievement of this remarkable, collectable disc".

Beethoven 1 & 3 recording - Peter Spaull

"It is remarkable how this orchestra has come up in recent times, and they add to their reputation and that of their conductor with this release".

Beethoven 4 & 7 Recording - Richard Wigmore

"Athletic, authenticity-conscious Beethoven."

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