"Carole Cerasi captures the seductive volatility of Jacquet's style to perfection; just listen to the Tocade prelude to the F major suite. Her playing has an innate elegance which brings this subtle and occasionally elusive music to vivid life."
BBC Music Magazine

"Cerasi responds [to the music] with rhythmic verve and a sure feeling for tasteful, appropriate ornament. This is a programme of substance, played with flair and affection." Baroque CD of the Month
Classic FM Magazine

"Listeners would be much better served by Carole Cerasi's recent Metronome recording, which is far more sophisticated and still has the appeal of a 'real' Ruckers...Carole Cerasi's reading is utterly convincing...articulation is varied without ever becoming fussy...the harpsichord sounds superb."
Early Music Review

"Carole Cerasi once again proves herself a player of taste and superb technique...a recital of natural flair and discernment...The achievement is perhaps all the more striking in that this Bach is an especially tricky customer...Strong artistic instincts are the critical adhesive. Cerasi has no shortage of these and shows an easy command of the subtlety and variety in these relatively little-known sonatas...Cerasi executes [the flamboyant concerto figuration] with nonchalant facility...[She] brings a colourful theatricality...and a genuine alertness to the outlandish excursions of the C major Sonata, conveyed with considerable intensity by the fortepiano...More admirable still is the fluid, unalloyed lyricism of the slower movements...a highly enjoyable recital from this exciting young keyboardist."

"Cerasi is a young keyboard player of great flair and musical imagination...Cerasi's stylishness, her rhythmic imagination and her crisp articulation make it very winning, and her intelligent programme neatly charts the way in which CPE Bach gradually extended the boundaries of keyboard form."
The Guardian

"Equally assured on both the fortepiano and the harpsichord, Cerasi makes lyrical sense of [CPE] Bach's peculiar music...This disc is purely pleasurable, the clarity of the performance matched by an admirably lucid sound quality."
The Independent on Sunday

"It is a tribute to Cerasi's artistry and understanding of C. P. E. Bach's idiosyncratic idiom that the recital grips the listeners attention from the very first note and refuses to let go. Whatever the piece and chosen mode of communication, Cerasi shows herself an interpreter of remarkable insight...the music of C. P. E. Bach makes for compulsive listening, and nowhere more so than in Cerasi's fine accounts. This is a stunning disc. I urge anyone even remotely intrigued to try it."

"An eloquent tribute to the last of the English virginalists, with Cerasi on sparkling form...[her] selection of about a third of Tomkins's extant keyboard pieces effectively showcases all of the genres in which he composed, as well as demonstrating the excellence and range of her own technique. Few listeners will fail to be impressed by the fearless accuracy and panache with which she throws off Tomkins's torrential passagework and finger-breaking double thirds, but she is sensitive, too, in the slower pavans and fancies. Like Leonhardt, she manages to achieve a supreme eloquence in such pieces by the sheer precision and control with which she places each note, and it is a pleasure just to hear her playing....Another outstanding disc from this fine young harpsichordist." Editor's choice

"These glorious, fiery, intense performances demand repeated listening...there's no end of depth...this is easily one of the best harpsichord CDs I've come across. All in all, this is a triumph, and a joy to listen to."
Early Music Review

"Carole Cerasi, whose delicacy of touch and impeccable style is matched by an unparalleled confidence of attack, maps each piece with due verve, attention and imagination. Sheer delight."
Independent on Sunday

"Continuing an award-winning trail of engaging recorded recitals...Cerasi gives a thoroughly engrossing account of these masters. This is another compelling recital by Cerasi dispatched with flair and acute sensibility." Editor's Choice & Runner-up Gramophone Award 2003

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