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PRESS REVIEWS 2008



August 2008

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8.570452 Karlowicz: Symphonic Poems
“Antoni Wit lovingly shapes the music, a mixture of grand gestures and memorable themes, and brings out all the colour of Karlowicz’s luminous orchestral writing.”
-Review in The Daily Telegraph 2 August by Matthew Rye

“The full-blooded performances under Antoni Wit leave no room for doubt.”
-Review in The Guardian 1 August 2008 by Andrew Clements

8.570704 Alwyn: Orchestral Music
- 3 STARS Rick Jones, The Times, 9 August 2008
- 3 STARS Rick Jones, The Times Scotland, 9 August 2008

8.570241 Antill: Corroboree
“James Judd’s performance with the New Zealand Symphony reveals a composer of much skill whose work is well worth hearing.”
- 4 STARS Alexander Bryce, Scotland on Sunday, 31 August 2008

8.111295 Bach/Handel Arias
- 5 STARS Michael Tumelty, The Herald, 16 August 2008
- 5 STARS Alexander Bryce, Scotland on Sunday, 17 August 2008

8.558208-09 Discover The Symphony
 - Feature column praising series and disc by Michael Tumelty, The Herald, 16 August 2008

8.557924 Duruflé: Organ Music
- 3 STARS David Hart, Birmingham Post, 18 August 2008

8.570541 Elgar: Part Songs
“This impressive album brings together a variety of music; his most popular part-song, ‘My Love Dwelt In A Northern Land’, the somewhat weird ‘Owls (An Epitaph)’, the sprightly and somber side by side. The Cambridge University Chamber Choir under Christopher Robinson give a coloured, tonally pure performance of delightfully composed music.”
- 5 STARS Alexander Bryce, Scotland on Sunday, 24 August 2008

8.570452 Karlowicz: Symphonic Poems
- 3 STARS Andrew Clements, The Guardian, 1 August 2008

8.557400 Maxwell Davies: Naxos Quartets Nos. 9 & 10
“The cycle of Davies’s ten Naxos string quartets is now complete…a 21st-century landmark.”
- 4 STARS Rick Jones, The Times, 30 August 2008

8.570785 Reger: String Trio
- 3 STARS Andrew Clements, The Guardian, 15 August 2008

8.557526 Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony No. 2
- Feature column praising disc by Michael Tumelty, The Herald, 16 August 2008
 
8.557527 Schoenberg: Pelleas and Melisande/Ewartung
- 4 STARS Sarah Urwin Jones, The Times, 23 August 2008


BBC Legends
 
BBCL 4237-2 Malcolm Sargent
- Performance 4 STARS, recording 3 STARS, BBC Music Magazine, August 2008


Opus Arte DVD

OA0998D Adams: Doctor Atomic
- 3 STARS Geoff Brown, The Times, 1 August 2008


Phoenix Edition

Phoenix114 Gurlitt: Goya Symphony/Four Dramatic Songs
- 2 STARS Andrew Clements, The Guardian, 15 August 2008

 

 





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