This engaging album of music by the seventeenth century violin virtuoso Nicola Matteis was awarded the prestigious Diapson d'Or. Encompassing sonatas, ayres and other assorted gems, the sheer joy of The Palladian Ensemble's playing makes this a must-have in the ensemble's discography. It is easy to see why Matteis made such an impact in the musical scene of Purcell's London. The Palladian Ensemble bring these works to life with their usual skill and enthusiasm.