Collegium Musicum 90, directed by Simon Standage, demonstrates period-instrument playing at its very best.
BBC Music Magazine
Collegium Musicum 90's sound is marvellously light and transparent even when in full flood. I cannot remember when a recording of Handel's secular music gave me more pleasure: pure unalloyed delight.
Baroque playing of this calibre may make it difficult to settle for pale imitations elsewhere.
Simon Standage and Collegium Musicum 90 deliver crisp, rhythmically well-articulated performances, precisely styled, in an admirable fusion of informed authenticity and musicianship. Classic CD
Collegium Musicum 90's life-enhancing performances of Albinoni's innovative Concerti a Cinque will be a hard act to follow, so better not to wait for it to happen – enjoy them now!
Collegium Musicum 90 rarely get the adulation they deserve.
What Collegium Musicum 90 then bring to these works (Maestro Corelli's Violins) is ensemble-playing to relish: crisp, lucid textures, a feeling of absolute togetherness of thought and action, and a lovely combination of excitement and respect for the music. Simon Standage himself is equally on form, bringing a wonderfully clean, wiry sweetness to the solo violin lines.