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Marcus Karl Maroney, January 2014

…conducting one of the great German ensembles in a rousing, varied program, Nelsons’ energy on the podium, most contagious in the two middle works, is complemented by a cool reserve in the Ives and a personal, idiosyncratic reading of the Dvorak. The intelligent program, excellent orchestral playing and smart video integration make this video a wonderful introduction to a rising podium figure.

Overall…a solid program… © 2014 Read complete review

Leslie Wright
MusicWeb International, November 2013

…Andris Nelsons…puts his whole self into conducting these performances, as the results demonstrate. He really seems to appreciate the talent that this marvellous orchestra provides.

I really enjoyed watching this performance…Nelsons is fun to watch, as he is so involved with the orchestra…

Generally the camera-work is fine throughout and the picture is very clear and present…the whole concert will be worth returning to both as video and audio. © 2013 MusicWeb International Read complete review

Rob Cowan
Gramophone, October 2013

Orchestral Concert - IVES, C. / ADAMS, J. / STRAVINSKY, I. / DVORAK, A. (From the New World) (Nelsons) (NTSC) 713408
Orchestral Concert - IVES, C. / ADAMS, J. / STRAVINSKY, I. / DVORAK, A. (From the New World) (Nelsons) (Blu-ray, HD) 713504

The highlight of this enjoyable, beautifully filmed concert is the Largo from Dvořák’s New World Symphony, one of the gentlest and most tenderly phrased accounts I’ve ever heard, on or off disc. The opening moments are hushed and inward, the solo strings especially poignant and the solo cor anglais utterly superb. …Andris Nelsons really whips up the excitement, subtly tweaking dynamics so as to illuminate this or that instrumental line.

The recorded sound has impressive amplitude and, given Nelsons’s charismatic rostrum manner, I can well imagine this DVD earning itself many happy takers. I certainly count myself as one. © Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone

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