Gramophone, June 2008

“The British-Mexican musician makes a splendid case for Baltzar, playing the collection with graceful and fervent assurance. His sound is rich and nuanced, his command of the difficulties complete. A full disc of these works might have been a chore in lesser hands...”

- Donald Rosenberg

Strings Magazine, August/September 2008

“British-Mexican violinist Patrick Wood thoughtfully plays the works. His tone is even, pure, and warm, and his intonation is spot-on. His light, gentle playing adds just the right shimmer to the simple beauty of each short piece.”

- C.K.

CD Hotlist, May 2008

“...yes, that’s a single instrument in the G Major Prelude...”

- RA

MusicWeb International, May 2008

“Patrick Wood plays with precision and appropriate gravity, elucidating the polyphonic textures of Baltzar’s music with admirable clarity and he benefits from a good recorded sound. His performances have an air of conviction and certainty that put the case for Baltzar very effectively.”

“All with an interest in the history of the violin repertoire, or in the ‘English’ music of the seventeenth century should hear this CD.”

- Glyn Pursglove

All Music Guide, March 2008

“Wood's playing does great justice to Baltzar's works.... His playing is very strong and muscular, much like Nathan Milstein's playing of Bach.”

- Mike D. Brownell

Turok’s Choice, June 2008

“[Baltzar's] complete music for solo violin, excellently played by Patrick Wood, is impressive as well as historically important.”

Atlanta Audio Society, May 2008

"These performances are distinguished by their purity of tone and their austere sound... the haunting sound of Baltzar’s Preludes, Allemandes and Sarabandes comes to life
once more."


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