The Daily Telegraph

These discs throw fascinating light on the 18th-century English musical public’s insatiable appetite for Italian concerti grossi. Avison’s recently discovered transcriptions of 12 solo violin sonatas by one of London’s most popular expatriate Italian musicians were perfectly calculated to satisfy this demand. With Avison’s thorough grasp of the Italianate concerto style, it is hard to believe that the pieces were not originally conceived in this form.

In these spirited performances, the full tutti sound enhances Pavlo Beznosiuk’s beautifully characterised playing of the first concertino violin part, whether in yearning slow movements or sparkling gigues.

—Elizabeth Roche