The HBS along with its 'guest' leader Matthew Hall turns in delightfully vivacious readings of great spirit and obvious devotion.
The concerti selected for this recording are in the four-movement concerto grosso tradition; but Telemann has given each work a unique character, without once repeating himself. Lively, meaningful, authentic: that is what Holland Baroque Society wants to be. And their approach proves to be successful.‘A stunning debut,’ wrote Het Parool in 2006. ‘The ensemble rustles, murmurs and brims,’ stated De Telegraaf. Other reviews used characterisations such as ‘courage’, ‘joy’, ‘opulent’, ‘tender’ and ‘smooth’.
Among experts, the joy of play of the Netherlands’ youngest Baroque generation did not go unnoticed. An example: Holland Baroque Society has already started a multi-year and permanent collaboration with the renowned Nederlands Kamerkoor.
Alexis Kossenko is one of the very few flautists to perform on all the historical forms of his instrument. On top of modern flute, traverso and recorder, he gives a special attention on the romantic area and can offer a new vision of 400 years of repertoire, always choosing for each music the most appropriate instrument.