D. James Ross
Early Music Forum of Scotland News, Scotland

This impressive CD contains some of the key works which Bach wrote for the harpsichord including the Italian Concerto BWV 971 and the French Overture BWV 831. Performing on a copy of a double-manual Mietke harpsichord of 1704, Lucy Carolan produces readings which are witty, feisty and deeply thoughtful, her impeccable technique ensuring that not a note goes astray, while an extremely sensitive touch provides subtle dynamic and textural variations. This powerful follow-up to the same performer's much praised recording of the Bach Partitas confirms her place among the leading exponents of the harpsichord in Britain today.