AllMusic

AllMusic

“McKay Lodge plays a modern replica by Jason Viseltear of a Baroque violin with a sweet tone and bright coloration, and the performances are lively and witty, with a rhythmic verve that elevates the pieces above mere exercises. While most of the selections are short and based on dance forms popular in the period, which Bach also used, perhaps Biber’s Passacaglia in G minor from the Rosary Sonatas anticipates Bach at his most profound in the famous Chaconne from the Partita in D minor. A delightful exploration of overlooked repertoire, this CD offers intimate sound and crisp details which Baroque enthusiasts will relish.”

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Fanfare Magazine

Fanfare Magazine

“I was awestruck by how Lodge navigates Locatelli’s minefield of technical deathtraps as if she’s tripping through a garden of roses and singing as she goes. Never once is there the slightest coarseness to her tone or feeling of strain…She has studied with the best—among them, Monica Huggett—and played with the best—among them, Nicholas McGegan, William Christie, Ton Koopman, Les Arts Florissants, the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, and Apollo’s Fire. But not even all of that can account for Lodge’s innate talent and extraordinary musicianship, which won her the Juilliard Historical Performance Concerto Competition for 2015.” — Jerry Dubins