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Behind Closed Doors

‘The performances by this accomplished ensemble are polished and invigorating. Chandler’s solo violin playing is articulate, warm toned and communicative … a rewarding issue.’ Nicholas...

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Settecento

‘La Serenissima here charts the flourishing of Italian instrumental music in the early decades of the 1700s (the ‘Settecento’), with ports of call in Venice, Bologna and Naples. Alongside...

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Extra Time

Extra Time

‘Adrian Chandler and La Serenissima have had a run of snappy album titles in recent years – ‘The Italian Job’, ‘The Godfather’, ‘Vivaldi x2’ –...

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The Godfather

The Godfather

‘If Chandler’s programming of oddities and fragments sometimes looks like a musicological download, the sound his orchestra makes soon makes you forget that. Bright, clear, open and gloriously...

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Vivaldi x2

Vivaldi x 2

‘Under Adrian Chandler, the playing, vibrant yet polished to perfection, is superb.’ Stephen Pettit, The Sunday Times ‘They really put the rock into baroque!’ John Suchet,...

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