Dunedin Consort - Bach: Orchestral Suites - The Financial Times
The suites have been popular choices in the recording studio since period-instrument orchestras fully revealed their vitality and instrumental colour. The players of the Dunedin Consort are the equal of any and Butt’s speeds have plenty of life with a touch of extra grandeur in the opening movements. These are bright, clear, confident performances, with a strong rhythmic impulse. Some other groups have brought to the music a more graceful Baroque style and gentler expressiveness, but the Dunedin Consort’s well-recorded performances have a strength of spirit to set alongside alternative recordings.