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Huntley Dent
Fanfare, July 2015

…the Second Symphony is successful from beginning to end, with Järvi freeing himself from the letter of the score to add feeling in every bar.

Audio and visual quality are excellent here, with minimal camera motion and a great deal of attention paid to the conductor. © 2015 Fanfare Read complete review



Bayan Northcott
BBC Music Magazine, April 2015

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Picture & Sound:

…the First Symphony, recorded in the Kurhaus Wiesbaden, Germany, is wholly successful in its balance of detail and flow, and the Second includes a lovely ‘Urlicht’ from the Finnish mezzo-soprano Lilli Paasikivi, while the off-stage players in the finale are heard through the open doors of the basilica of the Eberbach Monastery in which the performances took place—the episode of distant fanfares and birdsong just before the hushed first entry of the chorus proving especially magical. © 2015 BBC Music Magazine



Robert E. Benson
ClassicalCDReview.com, February 2015

The Frankfurt orchestra is first-class in every way with outstanding brass and rich strings. Their sound has been captured very well on Symphony No. 1, and also impresses in the Resurrection… © 2015 ClassicalCDReview.com Read complete review





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