“Ian Page conducted with innate sympathy and musicianship… a musical triumph.”
MUSICAL OPINION

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“The series of Mozart operas being recorded under the direction of The Mozartists’ director Ian Page has already established him as one of the most stylishly authoritative interpreters of the composer working today… Tempos throughout were finely gauged, while Page inspired beautifully pointed and poised playing from his orchestra.”
OPERA

“Page and his players once again demonstrate their total identification with this music in playing of dizzying drive and accuracy… Once again, high artistry conspires with scholarship and strength of concept to create a programme that scintillates from start to finish.”
GRAMOPHONE (EDITOR’S CHOICE)

“Conductor, instrumentalists and singers alike, mirroring Gluck’s reformist aims from the 1760s onwards, make sound the servant of the sense, with stylish, eloquent and dramatic music-making of the highest order.”
INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW

“Ian Page rose to the challenge with aplomb, and gave a marvellously non-routine account of this ultimate miracle of composition.”
THE SPECTATOR (Le nozze di Figaro)

“Ian Page paced the drama to perfection, while the orchestra revelled in Haydn’s simply delicious scoring… A memorable evening, chock full of delights.”
SEEN AND HEARD INTERNATIONAL

“Of course the orchestral playing under the ever-musical direction of Ian Page is incomparable.”
LIMELIGHT

“Typical generosity from Page and company; his programming always goes beyond the call of duty in bringing the obscure to light and offering true revelation.”
THE ARTS DESK

“The fine cast of the new CD will have to forgive me if I say that it is Page who is the hero here. Drawing outstanding playing, he makes every note and inflexion count, his acute perception apparent throughout.”
OPERA

“Under the direction of Ian Page, this youthful work was given the Rolls-Royce treatment… This was red-blooded stuff, with Page drawing from the relatively small but excellent orchestra a range of dynamics that was, on occasion, quite remarkable.”
OPERA BRITANNIA

“Ian Page’s reading of Le nozze di Figaro gave pure pleasure… I don’t think I’ve heard a better-accompanied Figaro.
THE INDEPENDENT

“Page conducted with a winning combination of pace and space, delivering impressive results.”
CLASSICAL SOURCE

Beauty of line was very much to the fore with Ian Page’s directing of the orchestra; the sound he gets out of this relatively tiny band, crammed onto what is essentially a recital platform, is especially remarkable for its clarity, sonority and quality of phrasing.”
MUSIC OMH

“A baton as discerning as Page’s can also uncover the emotional truth with which the music transcends the strictures of time.”
THE TIMES

“Page’s conducting was genuinely inspired.”
CRITICS’ CIRCLE (Così fan tutte)

“One of the most perceptive of Mozartians out there.”
SEEN AND HEARD INTERNATIONAL

“Ian Page’s projects with The Mozartists are distinguished not only by exemplary standards of performance but also by the ambition and imagination that underpin them.”
GRAMOPHONE

“Ian Page’s conducting was consistently intelligent, sensitive to the score and the varying shades of each aria.”
OPERA BRITANNIA

“The result is magical… This is core Ian Page repertoire – he has done so much for this music, and continues to do so – and it is difficult to imagine a finer performance.”
CLASSICALEXPLORER.COM

“Not for the first time in this series I find myself returning in the final analysis to Page’s direction of his outstanding orchestra. Time and again the ear is caught by a felicitously turned phrase, taut, tense tremolandos where every note seems to weigh, and generally beautifully nuanced and balanced playing.”
OPERA

“Bold yet highly sensitive, Page and his musicians show what makes this music great… Page’s band, The Mozartists, make the colours and expressiveness of overtures and symphonies leap off the page.”
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE

A superb set of soloists head up a quite delightful performance of Mozart’s early opera, under the inspired baton of Ian Page… There have been some engaging recordings – Marriner (Philips), Harnoncourt (Teldec) and Wentz (Brilliant) – but it is hard to imagine hearing another performance as convivial and life-affirming as this.”
GRAMOPHONE

“With Ian Page’s consummately detailed, sympathetic and stylish conducting in the pit, ETO’s 25th anniversary has got off to a winning start.”
THE INDEPENDENT

“A major reason for the success of the series to date is the strong sense of ensemble Ian Page creates among his singers… Beautifully paced and balanced, the ensemble is both directed and sung to near perfection.”
OPERA

“A thrilling triumph… Chorus, orchestra and solo singers all performed impeccably.”
SCHMOPERA (Beethoven: Symphony No. 9)

“Page, to my mind one of the most talented of today’s younger British conductors, immediately announced himself with this CD as a natural Mozartian.”
EARLY MUSIC REVIEW

“Once again we salute the initiative of conductor Ian Page, a great pioneer, thanks to whom our understanding of Mozart and the music of his time is deepening.”
OPERA FORUM