Musica Pacifica  












Winner of Chamber Music America/WQXR Record Award 2003   "These performances– both instrumental and vocal– are uniformly lively, engaging, and viscerally appealing. Put simply, this recording is a delight to hear."– CMA/WQXR Record Award, January 2003/Chamber Music Magazine, April 2003

“Singers Christine Brandes and Jennifer Lane and the instrumentalists of Musica Pacifica present fresh and engaging performances that are characterized by impeccable execution and rich expression. Special praise goes to recorder player Judith Linsenberg and violinist Elizabeth Blumenstock. The superbly elegant music-making of these two artists exemplifies the finest in historical performance today and makes this new disc a winner!” – Early Music America Magazine, Spring 2002

“This is one of the better Telemann programs I have reviewed. Everything here is beautifully performed with energy and joy. – American Record Guide, January/February 2002

“This is an attractive addition to the Telemann discography. Musica Pacifica has chosen in Christine Brandes and Jennifer Lane two of America’s finest singers of Baroque music. [Brandes’] fioritura is clear, and she traces a compelling vocal line . . . Lane has a naturally darker tone . . . and is emotionally direct and affecting in her singing. The contributions of the instrumentalists are first-rate.” – Fanfare, January/February 2002

“A thoroughly enjoyable disc! Both singers here are excellent, with warm and expressive voices . . . The virtuoso instrumentalists of Musica Pacifica make pleasing sounds in the cantatas and lively accompanists in the cantatas. “ – Audiophile Audition, November 2001

“Here’s a delightful disc of baroque music by Musica Pacifica, some of North America’s finest early music specialists. The icing on the cake is delivered by singers Christine Brandes and Jennifer Lane. Their voices are wonderful, their technique so accomplished that the most florid of passages are sung with ease. . . If you’re in the mood for a treat, this will certainly satisfy.”
Seattle Weekly, September 27, 2001