featuring David Schrader,
Barton, violin, and John Mark Rozendaal cello, has been described as ". . some of the most refreshing, life-enhancing Baroque playing heard in years" -- Chicago Tribune.
The " . . playing is splendid on all levels--lovely tone, wonderful
expressive phrasing, secure technique and strong involvement with the music" -- Classical Pulse
Formed in 1996 to record the complete violin sonatas of George Frederick Handel. The critical acclaim for that disc led to period-instrument recitals throughout the Midwest. Performing on antique instruments of rare beauty and expressive power, the three virtuosos breathe life into musical masterpieces that capture the dramatic intensity of the Italians, the poetic gestures of the French school, and the profound humanism of J. S. Bach, Mozart and Beethoven. Trio Settecento's passionate and authoritative interpretations renew the pleasures of hearing beloved music from the Age of Enlightenment while also revealing the delights of new discoveries. Their imagination, vigor, technical polish, and historical insight have made the Trio's performances appealing to audiences and critics alike.