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Penguin Guide, January 2009

On Naxos, Stefan Sanderling (son of Kurt gives nicely turned performance of the first suites, neatly characterized and with much charm and colour The Thisrd and Fourth Suites are slightly less successful. Sanderling shows much delicacy of feeling, both in the opening GigueI of Mozartiana and in the Elégie, the first movement of the Third Suite and it is a pity that one has reservations about the sets of variations which Tchaikovsky uses for his final movement. In Mozartiana Sarderling is very romantic. The masterly Theme Theme and Variations which refuses to take off: Sanderling is that bit too grandiose and measured.



Classic CD

"sparklingly fresh and warmly polished readings by the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland.... With first-rate recording this is another Naxos winner"

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Repertoire

"une interpretation ferme et precise, plastique et sensible, avec un orchestre a la fois souple et puissant (a confident and precise, plastic and sensitive interpretation with an orchestra at the same time flexible and powerful)"



Penguin Guide

"The playing of the excellent National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland - another Naxos discovery - is polished and sympathetic to the Tchaikovskian ardour...A fine, super bargain"





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