Lawrence Budman (Miami Herald Music Critic) at www.lawrencebudman.com:
Indeed, he is a real virtuoso on that instrument.
David Dolata provided elegant, beautifully integrated support on the lute.
The solo theorbo pieces demonstrate considerable musical maturity and skills on the instrument by both Victor Coelho and David Dolata.
The theorbo playing is often imaginitive and occasionally prosaic.
The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Washington):
I could have listened to him play all night.
International Record Review:
Dolata and Coelho are sure-figured and refined lutenists…. The instrumental accompaniment for all the songs is superb. The theorbo’s clear, deep, saturated tones make it well suited for accompanying the voice, but the continuo is further enriched by the addition of a second theorbo, the tiorbino, an archlute and a harpsichord in different combinations, providing inventive and sensitive figured bass realisations.
All [duos] are beautifully performed by Dolata and Coelho with – crisp sense of rhythm, neat passage work, beautifully clear contrapuntal lines and nicely judged contrasts in dynamics.
The accompaniment of Victor Coelho and Dolata can be nicely subdued, giving the vocal numbers a Troubadour quality, but in their solos they truly shine. For those interested in an alternative world to Monteverdi or the beginnings of the Venetian style, this is an indispensable disc.
Victor Coelho, David Dolata, and Juvenal Correa-Salas…are a model of restraint and elegance in the extracts from three purely instrumental sonatas by Pittoni, as well as the lengthy introduction to Handel’s setting HWV275.