“Ian Page and The Mozartists always
combine fascinating programming with
thrilling music-making.”
GRAMOPHONE

Recordings

JOMMELLI: IL VOLOGESO (2021)

“Ian Page and his Mozartists have discovered yet another lost operatic wonder… The standard of singing and playing is tremendous throughout.” OPERA NOW

“This Il Vologeso is a gem.” BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE

ARNE: ARTAXERXES (2011/2021)

“The performance is thrilling, with exemplary singing and playing.”   GRAMOPHONE

“This disc could receive the shortest review ever: Wow!”   SA-CD.NET

DISC OF THE MONTH, OPERA; CD OF THE MONTH, BBC MUSIC; CRITICS’ ANNUAL CHOICE, BBC RADIO 3 RECORD REVIEW

 STURM UND DRANG, VOL. 2 (2020)

“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)

 

STURM UND DRANG, VOL. 1 (2020)

“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 (EDITOR’S CHOICE)

“A superb journey. Here is a new achievement that confirms our enthusiasm for The Mozartists, a group whose programmes are always original, committed and exhilarating.”  CLASSIQUE NEWS

MOZART: GRABMUSIK / BASTIEN UND BASIENNE (2018)

“Ian Page’s subtle and dynamic direction makes all the difference, and places his musical output among that of the best Mozartian interpreters of today.”  CLASSIQUE NEWS

“If you are looking for a superb performance of one of Mozart’s young productions then this is very much the best place to invest… A little jewel not to be missed!”  CRESCENDO

‘MOZART IN LONDON’ (2018)

“A wonderful exploration of the musical life of London during Mozart’s visit as an eight year old, all beautifully and engagingly performed by Ian Page and his Mozartists. A true delight!”  GRAMOPHONE

“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.”  FORUM OPERA

EDITOR’S CHOICE, GRAMOPHONE; RECORDING OF THE MONTH, PRESTO CLASSICAL & LIMELIGHT; CD OF THE WEEK, CLASSIC FM HOLLAND

MOZART: IL SIGNO DI SCIPIONE (2017)

“Early Mozart gets a characteristically committed and compelling performance from the ever-impressive Ian Page… This is minor Mozart, done supremely well.”  GRAMOPHONE

“Ian Page again proves as skilled and sagacious an interpreter of Mozart’s music as the first seventeen years of the 21st century have seen.”  VOIX DES ARTS

DISC OF THE MONTH, OPERA; EDITOR’S CHOICE, GRAMOPHONE, RECORDING OF THE MONTH, VOIX DES ARTS & CLASSICAL MUSIC

‘PERFIDO!’ – SOPHIE BEVAN (2017)

“I simply can’t stop listening to this glorious selection of Classical scenas and concert arias from the young British soprano.”  PRESTO CLASSICAL

“With delightfully pointed playing from Page’s recently-formed ensemble, and with fine sound and presentation, this is a treasure.”  CLASSICAL MUSIC

MOZART: ZAIDE (2016)

“Ian Page conducts an excellent orchestra with an ideal combination of elegant poise and mercurial sparkle… Who could fail to be charmed by such gorgeous music, so stylishly executed?”  DAILY TELEGRAPH 

“A recording that would effortlessly sweep the boards even if the score’s discography were less underwhelming.”  VOIX DES ARTS

‘WHERE’ER YOU WALK’ – ALLAN CLAYTON (2016)

“This excellent Handel album, essentially as good as it gets in this repertoire, really is a delight, and I cannot recommend it too highly.”  CLASSIC FM Magazine

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

RECORDING OF THE MONTH – GRAMOPHONE, BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE & VOIX DES ARTS

 

MOZART: IL RE PASTORE (2015)

“What Signum Classics’ and Classical Opera’s recording of Il re pastore offers is, simply put, an account of the piece that comes as near to perfection as any performance might ever hope to do.”  VOIX DES ARTS

“Beautifully paced and balanced, the ensemble is both directed and sung to near perfection.”  OPERA

SELECTED AMONG GRAMOPHONE’S ‘TOP 10 MOZART RECORDINGS OF THE PAST TWO YEARS’

MOZART: MITRIDATE, RE DI PONTO (2014)

“From the outset, Ian Page nurtures a performance that crackles, beguiles, thrills and moves by turns exactly as Mozart’s opera requires.” GRAMOPHONE

“Page’s strong credentials as a Mozartian are enhanced with each new issue in the series.”  OPERA

 

MOZART: DIE SCHULDIGKEIT DES ERSTEN GEBOTS (2013)

“In the hands of conductor Ian Page and his superb line-up of soloists the work has a freshness and zip which is irresistible, and the Orchestra of Classical Opera plays like a dream.”  SINFINI

“After listening to this recording of such a rarity, I began to wonder whether this work has ever had a finer performance than this one.”  MUSICWEB INTERNATIONAL

MOZART: APOLLO ET HYACINTHUS (2012/2019)

“An auspicious and thrilling start to what will surely prove to be an historic recording project. Bravo!”  SA-CD.NET

“With inspiriting conducting, lissom and, where apt, punchy orchestral playing, and first-rate singing from company regulars, their performance of this thoroughly charming intermedio could hardly be bettered.”  GRAMOPHONE

‘BLESSED SPIRIT’ – A GLUCK RETROSPECTIVE (2010)

“A remarkable evening of arias sung with passion, urgency and drama… This is a terrific, unmissable disc.” GRAMOPHONE

“… stylish, eloquent and dramatic music-making of the highest order… The listener will likewise find it useless to resist the manifold charms of this perfect concert.”  INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW

‘THE A-Z OF MOZART OPERA’ (2007/2014)

“This is one of the most impressive pieces of programming I have experienced in a long time… uniformly superb interpretations.”  GRAMOPHONE

“My personal pick for giving this year is Classical Opera’s glorious ‘The A-Z of Mozart Opera’, which is fresh, diverse, insightful and illuminating (everything that such recital anthologies usually fail to be).”  GRAMOPHONE