Julian Haylock
International Record Review

An inspired piece of programming collects together 17 Italian Baroque opera overtures ranging from Albinoni to Ziani (in between come the likes of Ariosti, Leo, Bononcini, Caldara, Ollarolo, Alessandro Scarlatti, Bernabel, Pasquini, Legrenzi, Steffani and Conti). They are played by Charivari Agréable, directed from the harpsichord by Kah Ming Ng, with a disarming naturalness and elegance that exchanges the theatrical near-hysteria of 'special effects' indulged in by some period ensembles for a sense of sheer delight that brings these enticing scores resplendently to life.