Early Music Review

King’s Music is currently involved in negotiations with the Avison Society about producing scores for a Complete Edition of the composer’s output and I’ve already typeset and edited several of the concertos ‘After Scarlatti’ so it had been an especial pleasure to hear some Avison on real instruments. The Georgian Concert is not an ensemble with which I am familiar, but I certainly hope there are further recordings planned, because I’ve listened to this CD more often than most of those I’ve had for review this month. It’s partly the music, and partly the utterly natural sound of the instruments and the generally relaxed ‘having a good time’ feeling. Concerto no. 4 is played without continuo, and the writing is such that it isn’t missed at all. Highly recommended