“Mr. Pearlman is an inventive conductor with an ear for color, balance and placement.”

The New York Times

“An exhilarating program... Performances that were remarkable for their transparency, agility, and drama... The performances of both the Beethoven symphonies were revelatory.”

Boston Globe

"If there is a musician's musician in town, it's probably Martin Pearlman. The artist director of Boston Baroque might be known as cerebral or dispassionate if his performances weren't so electrifying."

Boston Herald

“Pearlman really knows what he wants to hear and how to get it, and that’s a lithe, fleet, transparent, ebullient, dancing performance.”

Boston Globe
Boston Baroque makes vibrant return to ‘Messiah’

"Friday night’s vibrant traversal had plenty signature Pearlman touches, in the particular balancing of chorus and orchestra, the zippy tempos chosen, and the sharply etched rhythmic detail."

Boston Globe
Intimate moments in majestic ‘Vespers’

"Much has been made of the structural unity of the 'Vespers,' the way each movement is built around a specific chant. But another idea emerged during Friday’s performance: how discontinuous many of those movements are, with frequent and abrupt changes in texture, rhythm, and tempo. Shaping each one into a coherent whole is no easy task, but it’s something at which Martin Pearlman, Boston Baroque’s music director, excels."

Boston Globe

"Boston Baroque’s music director, Martin Pearlman, says he considers the Vespers one of the ensemble’s signature works, with good reason: its 1997 recording (on Telarc) remains a standout in a crowded field. ... ...this was a vital, often ebullient performance."

(live performance at St. John the Divine, New York City)

The New York Times

"This was simply a magnificent performance, played with astonishing precision and led with authority by Martin Pearlman..."

Haydn’s “Missa in Angustiis,” live performance

Boston Globe

“Boston Baroque’s performance [of Haydn's The Creation displayed] vibrant color and a fleet momentum that brought out Haydn’s architecture... Pearlman and company made it a vivid, effervescent occasion.”

Boston Globe

 Boston Baroque, led by Martin Pearlman, performs the stormy opening movement [of Haydn's ‘Lord Nelson Mass’] with rhythmic verve and intensity."

Recording Acclaim - The New York Times

“Under Pearlman, Boston Baroque’s playing combines supreme technical precision with unexpected psychological depth... This is story-telling par excellence."

Recording Acclaim -Gramophone (UK)

“Boston Baroque [is] one of the world’s premier period-instruments bands... These are wonderful performances that I would put up against any comers, either on period instruments or modern.”



Monteverdi Vespers

“An exultant reading by Martin Pearlman...opulent... ”


Recording Acclaim - Chicago Tribune

“Pearlman brings a refreshing vitality to his readings. The music is vibrant and alive and just plain fun to listen to."

Recording Acclaim-Deseret Morning News (Salt Lake City)

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