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“Immediately distinguishing this recital is the distinctive timbre that Helen Callus elicits from her instrument—this is neither a darker-toned violin nor an anaemic-sounding cello. Also impressive from the start, in the movements from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, is the evenness of Callus’s phrasing and production of sound. With unforced dramatic impetus and natural intensity, these excerpts do not sound ‘reduced’ (partly because of the sympathetic transcriptions and partly due to the spirited and heartfelt performances) and one does not miss the orchestra. Furthermore, the recording is focused and airy and allows a good balance between the instruments-a real duo sharing the same space rather than being presented as a soloist and an accompanist.”

NEW BACH SUITES CD REVIEW
International Record Review

“Her recording of the sonata and several other short pieces by Clarke reveals two virtues a soloist must have to become a real artist; an analytical mind and the imagination to express the wisdom gained from analysis. Callus’s main virtue is that she has more to say as the movement progresses, knowing how to make the more reflective passages more interesting. She navigates the dream-like currents of melody with much greater understanding. Callus doesn’t need brilliant passages to keep the music interesting.”

NEW BACH SUITES CD REVIEW
American Record Guide