Since hearing his Vivaldi release The French Connection - as immediately and thoroughly charming a Vivaldi disc as I've come accross - I've kept my ears peeled for Adrian Chandler's new releases. Not only is his period troupe La Serenissima formidable, Chandler proves particularly adept at mixing and matching works so that sameness and routine never creep in. On Venice by Night, forty minutes of Vivaldi are interspersed with world-premiere recordings of eighteenth-century arias, concertos, and sinfonias by Venetian composers Pollarolo, Veracini, Lotti, and Porta. It's a gorgeous collection marked by gentle sincerity, unobtrusive liveliness, confident calm,a nd accuracy without aggression.
— Jens Laurson, Listen