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Press reviews

Forgotten chamber works with oboe from the Court of Prussia

Sony/Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

Released 15 June 2018

Early Music Review (Scotland) - D. James Ross

"Christopher Palameta is a highly accomplished exponent of the early oboe and plays and directs Notturna with equal assurance and musicality." (June 2019)

The Whole Note (Canada) - Andrew Scott

"The Montreal-born, Paris-based musician Christopher Palameta is widely fêted for oboe performances that are suffused with equal amounts of aesthetic beauty and historical rigour (...) This recording is certain to expand Palameta’s reputation as a singular musician dedicated to 18th-century period work that showcases the oboe, and should be greeted enthusiastically by fans of early music (...) Thanks to Christopher Palameta, Jan Van den Borre, Catherine Martin, Emily Robinson and Brice Sailly, this important and underrepresented music lives on for future audiences." (Jan 2019)

BR-Klassik (DE) - Detlef Krenge

"Die fünf Musikerinnen und Musiker des Ensembles Notturna spielen auffallend klangschöne Instrumente." - "The five musicians of Notturna play strikingly beautifully." (Sept 2018)

Musica dei Donum (NL) - Johan van Veen

"This disc is a model of creative programming. The performances do the repertoire full justice. Palameta produces a clear and penetrating tone, and Catherine Martin is a perfect match. The balance between the two instruments is just right." (Sept 2018)

Musicalifeiten (NL) - Jan de Kruijff

"Notturna's five members are ideally suited to this style, which they perform with courtly panache, and can make the heart of many an oboist leap with joy." (Sept 2018)