REVIEWS

GRAMAPHONE

19th August 2015

 The conductor and harpsichordist introduces her new Handel series for Signum Classics

 


SUNDAY TIMES

Hugh Canning

16th August 2015

“The Gloria .,..opens an enjoyable showcase for Sophie, Mary and and Bevan. Sophie sings it peachilly with a richer – sounding soprano  than previously recorded exponents.The baritone cantata,  stylishly sung, is a rarity, and the accompaniments and the accompaniments and Cunningham’s dispatch of a harpsichord sonata are spry”.


GUARDIAN

Nicolas Kenyon

9th August 2015

….a dazzling disc from the Bevan siblings. Unlike JS Bach, who hardly ever went outside the central German towns where his family worked, Handel was a cosmopolitan who travelled widely and settled in England. Crucial to his development was a journey to Italy in 1707, where he wrote for cardinals and courts. London Early Opera’s new project gets off to an odd start, with the Gloria discovered in 2001, which may not actually date from the Italian years, but no one is going to object when it is so dazzlingly sung by Sophie Bevan. Other members of the remarkable Bevan family clan match her: soprano Mary contributes arias from opera and oratorio, while baritone Benjamin offers a fine cantata.


‘IN TUNE’ ON RADIO 3

Sean Rafferty

3rd-7th August 2015

Handel in Italy Vol.1 NEW CD

“Music inspired by voices, by words, music crossing boundaries, we have the best. What appears to be our cd of the week…(Handel in Italy) it’s all Handel”

 


HARPSICHORD & FORTEPIANO MAGAZINE

2014

 Cunningham demonstrates her abilities with Farnaby’s equally demanding and attractive, almost romantic “Daphne”.

 


DORDOGNE LIBRE, FRENCH NEWSPAPER

5th July 2013

 Bridget Cunningham, an internationally renowned harpsichordist, performed works by 

Bach, Handel and Couperin and charmed the audience.

 


LE SUD OUEST, FRENCH NEWSPAPER

27th June 2013

The audience was dazzled by the first performance of London Early Opera, directed by Bridget Cunningham,  playing with delicacy and brilliance of pieces by Handel, Mozart, Corelli, Couperin and Purcell.

 

 


 EARLY MUSIC RADIO  ALBUM OF THE MONTH

Celebrating Early Music and Early Music Performance

“..A beautiful gem of an album by Bridget Cunningham..a showcase of her musical prowess, Bridget dispatches tunes by G. F. Handel, T. Roseingrave and C.T. Carter with an effortless aplomb; and the two traditional Irish melodies to conclude the set are simply drop-dead gorgeous.”


THE MUSICIAN

‘… delightful album … sensitive and faithful recording …’   


ESSAYS IN HONOUR OF CHRISTOPHER HOGWOOD 

Contributing Essayist – Bridget Cunningham

The essays provide insights on the music of Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and J.S. and C.P.E. Bach and consider various keyboard instruments such as the clavichord, square piano, spinet, and claviorgan. An afterword by Christopher himself completes this well rounded collection.


THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF MUSICIANS

Christopher Lawrence 

published in “Preserve Harmony” magazine  

Spring 2012

Bridget Cunningham’s engaging and accomplished playing , backed by insightful scholarship, add to our understanding and appreciation of this great composer and his influence. She quotes the opinion of Handel recorded by Alexander Pope, which makes the point better than any reviewer; ” Conceive the highest that you can of his abilities and they art much beyond anything you can conceive.”