Fanfare magazine

Mon 15 Sep 2008

CD La voce nel violino - Enrico Onofri solo violin and musical direction

Onofri, who has demonstrated so rich an imagination in his performances with Il Giardino Armonico, endows these works, in collaboration with his ensemble, with an equally vibrant exploratory sense, not only of the richly varied forms, but also of the similarly kaleidoscopic instrumental colors and brilliant virtuosity. The colors may be generated by period instruments, but they flash so brightly that the message almost obliterates the medium. I’ve reviewed several collections of music from this period during the last decade and a half (...), and each time I’ve marveled at the music’s inventiveness—though never more so than in this recording. So again, urgently recommended.


Robert Maxham