From the San Francisco Classical Voice
“Playing in the surprisingly good acoustics of the Hanna Boys Center auditorium in the town of Sonoma, soloist Rachel Barton Pine and five colleagues brought down the house with an inspired performance of Chausson’s rarely heard masterpiece.”
“Zivian’s all-wooden frame Rausch fortepiano, a 6½ octave Viennese instrument from 1841, Tomkins’ cello, made in London by Joseph Panormo in 1811, and other period instruments arriving courtesy of guest artists and apprentices lend authenticity to the experience.”
“This is a deeper investigation: it’s an authentic take on how people experienced music at that time,” (Tanya Tomkins quoted by SFCV).
“We’re the mini-Marlboro on period instruments,” (Tanya Tomkins quoted by SFCV).