The Avison Ensemble has already recorded Concerti Grossi, by Charles Avison, for Naxos and Hyperion, and now give us his arrangements for Concerti Grossi of the 12 sonatas for violin and basso continuo by Geminiani. These were discovered only six or seven years ago, and [Pavlo] Beznosiuk has finished no. 11, which was incomplete in the workbook. As with John Garth in Durham, Avison was the Master in Newcastle, and was widely regarded as the finest composer of instrumental music the country. Now that the music of these composers has been made known to us, it should surely be thought suitable material for concerts locally.