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BBC Music Magazine (07/2019)
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Reviewer: Nicholas Anderson

“… It has been rightly said that virginals music can be played on any instrument that happens to be handy, though of course some pieces are better suited to one instrument than to another. Yates has chosen a single-manual Italian harpsichord, dating from the first half of the 17th century and housed in the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. She has chosen well, for its distinctive sound beautifully assists the linear clarity of the music, especially rewarding in the pieces by Peter Phillips and Domenico Zipoli, as well as preserving something of the characteristic warmth of virginals. All-in-all this is a fascinating musical journey, clearly and elegantly signposted by Yates’s accompanying notes …”

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