Selected reviews

“Their commitment to their repertoire is evident in every phrase. Browne has a sophisticated palette of colours at her disposal, from ethereally limpid to icily edgy, and the single strings draw a gestural and tonal range from their instruments that puts far better-known string bands to shame…these players urge you to delve into their take on Abel. Warmly recommended.” Classical Music on Abel album

“Affectionate explorations of seldom performed pieces by mid-18th century composer and bass viol virtuoso Carl Friedrich Abel. An attractive programme.” BBC Music Magazine on Abel album

“Browne and Nordic Affect deliver a historically faithful, poised and altogether very attractive account of Carl Friedrich Abel’s delightful chamber music for flute…Every work is defined by an overall mellifluous elegance” Musicweb International on Abel album

“The ensemble work is pert and polished…nicely recorded and generously filled, this CD is an excellent introduction to the congenial music of Abel.” Fanfare Magazine on Abel album

“In short; this is a great CD! Georgia Browne is a fantastic flutist, she has an incredibly beautiful sound…delightful music which is exceptionally well performed!” Helgi Jónsson at The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service on Abel album

“A round orchestral sound with a solid foundation provides this performance with a lovely deep tone, while moving solos and tasteful ornamentation make the celebration complete.” KlassiekeZaken on Abel album

“The playing was exact and the tones full of meaning. The interpretation was always comprehensive, lively and thus convincing. One forgot the time and the place in the concert.” Jónas Sen, Icelandic newspaper Morgunblaðið

“NA played with great bravura and the entertaining sonatas by Handel and Arne benefitted from the group’s lively and coordinated sophistication.” Ríkharður Örn Pálsson, Icelandic newspaper Morgunblaðið

“The performances are fresh and vital, and well recorded…An enterprising disc, well worth a listen.” Gramophone  on Hymnodia Sacra album

“Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir’s fun concert was like a journey back in time.” Jónas Sen, Icelandic newspaper Fréttablaðið

“Their playing was exemplary well coordinated and Halla Steinunn’s use of the violin was noteworthy when it came to speed and agility.” Ríkharður Örn Pálsson, Icelandic newspaper Morgunblaðið

“Apocrypha unifies the traditions of classical values and modern tonal thinking in a magical way. The work demands a lot of from the performers who fully live up to those expectations. Their playing delivers the atmosphere of the work in a very convincing way.” Adjucating committe, The Iceland Music Award

”A formidable prestation and if they proceed in the same line it is safe to predict NoA a favorable future in early music.” Ríkharður Örn Pálsson for Icelandic newspaper Morgunblaðið


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