Recording - conductor Robert King Artist - Iestyn Davies Recording - choir and orchestra Artist - Allegri String Quartet Recording - violins and horns Artist - Carolyn Sampson Artist - The King's Consort

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Recordings of exceptional artistic merit and outstanding technical quality.

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Your tuneful voice CD cover VIVAT 105

Your tuneful voice: Handel Oratorio Arias

Iestyn Davies countertenor
with Carolyn Sampson soprano
The King's Consort
Robert King conductor

“Fabulous tone and exquisite craftsmanship”
(Music and Vision)

“A lovely selection of arias, well sequenced, effortlessly encompassed”
(CD Review, BBC Radio 3)

“A countertenor voice in its prime”
(The Daily Telegraph)

“This new release is outstanding in every way”
(The Classical Reviewer)

“Enthusiastically recommended”
(The Sunday Times)
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I was glad CD cover VIVAT 101

I was glad: Sacred Music of Stanford and Parry

Carolyn Sampson soprano
David Wilson-Johnson bass
Choir of The King's Consort
The King's Consort
Robert King conductor

2013 Gramophone Awards Finalist

“This CD, full of incandescent, hugely committed music-making,
will be an award winner. You simply have to hear it.”
(BBC Music Magazine)

“This is a simple ‘must have’…
what a great way to launch a new label”
(CD Review, BBC Radio 3)
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Couperin CD cover VIVAT 102

Couperin: Trois Leçons de Ténèbres

Carolyn Sampson soprano
Marianne Beate Kielland mezzosoprano
Susanne Heinrich bass viol
Lynda Sayce theorbo
Robert King chamber organ

“Sumptuous performances … Sampson’s brightness
and Kielland’s riper tones beautifully complement
each other”
(The Sunday Times)

“CD of the Week”
(CD Review, BBC Radio 3)
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Beethoven String Quartets volume 1 CD cover VIVAT 103

Beethoven: Quartets, opus 18, volume 1

Beethoven: Quartet in D major, opus 18 no 3
Beethoven: Quartet in C minor, opus 18 no 4
Beethoven: Quartet in A major, opus 18 no 5

Allegri String Quartet

“Unforced elegance and cleanness of detail,
avoiding heavy gesture in favour of nimble energy”
(The Observer)

“This is an exhilarating disc”
(The Sunday Times)

"You really can't go far wrong with this set"
(Classic FM)
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Monteverdi: Heaven and Earth CD cover VIVAT 104

Monteverdi: Heaven and Earth

Carolyn Sampson, Rebecca Outram, Sarah Connolly
Charles Daniels, James Gilchrist
The King’s Consort
Robert King conductor

“Peerlessly performed and faultlessly recorded”
(The Independent)

“If I were only able to have one disc of works
by Monteverdi this would have to be the one.”
(The Classical Reviewer)
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