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Chris Morgan
Scene Magazine, September 2013

Composers like Shostakovich, Dvoƙák, Verdi and Hovhaness are well-represented here with multiple works; Bach, Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev appear only once, but the selections are enchanting, particularly Bach’s Violin Sonata No 3 in C major arranged for classical guitar by Paul Galbraith. This performance sparkles; both in the choice of material and Galbraith’s performance, which is luminous…the exotic and finely wrought music of Miao Mountain Morning by Chinese composer Chen Gang affirms Delos’ international reputation for quality, and demonstrates how bringing together some of the world’s finest orchestral music can benefit both label and listeners alike. © 2013 Scene Magazine Read complete review

Film Music: The Neglected Art, June 2013

The program on the release is as varied as the Delos catalog has been over the last 40 years with a specific program or theme for each of the three CD’s. Number one concentrates on orchestral material, number two are great soloists performing arias, and the final CD is made up of soloists. From the…recordings of the recording engineer John Eargle to the fine recordings of James DePriest it is all included this nearly four hour compilation of material leaves no stone unturned. I hope you’ll enjoy this release as much as I do. It might just encourage you to explore the world of Delos. © 2013 Film Music: The Neglected Art Read complete review

John Sunier
Audiophile Audition, May 2013

The first CD of nine tracks had mostly orchestral selections, including the lovely and rather obscure Fantasy-Variations on a Theme of Youth by Howard Hanson. The second CD includes the label’s star baritone, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, two fine Villa-Lobos pieces, and an inimitable Joe Williams vocal on “Going to Chicago Blues.” The third of the discs is devoted to chamber music and solo recordings. There are selections by both the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet and the Brazilian Guitar Quartet. The finale of the Debussy Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp with Ransom Wilson on flute is delightful, and there is also Piazzolla’s classic Oblivion performed by the Italian Saxophone Quartet.

…the selections are all complete in themselves and available at a bargain price. A fine collection even if you already have a number of Delos titles in your library.  © 2013 Audiophile Audition Read complete review

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