The british Grammophone Award and the Diapason d’Or count as two of the most important independent record awards for classical music. We are particularly pleased that the price Gramophone Editor’s Choice has been awarded to Messrs Steger and Vivaldi this December.
“The staggeringly talented Maurice Steger finds an excellent balance here … his dazzling fingerwork, varied articulation and colour seem to make him capable of anything he wants. What really makes this disk an outstanding one, however, is the way he creates an individual musical world for each concerto … I Barrochisti, an orchestra whose joie de vivre never sleeps, are the perfect partners. It’s pure pleasure.”
By Lindsay Kemp, Gramophone, December 2014