The prodigious Norwegian treble Aksel Rykkvin returns to disc on Signum with a new disc of Baroque works, accompanying the MIN Ensemble under trumpeter Mark Bennett and the ensemble director Lazar Miletic. Featuring both instrumental pieces and excerpts from operas and oratorios by Handel, Rameau, Albinoni and Rittler, this disc further documents Aksel’s unique talent as a performer and interpreter of Baroque music.
Rykvin’s polished technique and confident musical personality yield a lovely account of Télaire’s lament – Gramophone
Vocal maturity, superb tuning and breath control are quite outstanding – Cathedral Music Magazine
A thoroughly enjoyable collection and those that appreciate Baroque music will be thrilled by what is on offer – Cross Rhythms
Light Divine further documents Aksel’s unique talent as a performer and interpreter of Baroque music. A must – Northern Echo