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Penguin Guide, January 2009

This first disc in the Naxos Bax series offers warmly idiomatic readings of two early symphonic poems, as well as the First Symphony…finely detailed. In the two symphonic poems, more specifically inspired by Irish themes, Lloyd-Jones draws equally warm and sympathetic performances from the Scottish Orchestra, bringing inner clarity to the heaviest scoring. First-rate sound…

Ian Lace
Fanfare, November 1999

David Lloyd-Jones’s cracking performance of Bax’s Symphony No. 1. Lloyd-Jones exercises firm control over this wayward, darkly Romantic music propelling it forward strongly and releasing all its pent-up anger as well as its heartfelt beauty. © 1999 Fanfare Read complete review on Fanfare

BBC Radio 3

"He has got the measure of this music budget price it is going to make a lot of converts to Bax"

Classic CD

"it draws from David Lloyd-Jones and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra a performance of uncompromising directness and fire"

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