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Carlos MarĂ­a Solare
The Strad, March 2014

…McLean has a player’s understanding of how best to present the viola in a solo role, and has written idiomatic passage-work and sonorous cadenzas that Myers seizes gratefully, with consistently beautiful tone and unshakeable aplomb.

Rather than just orchestrating the piano part of Shostakovich’s Sonata, violist Vladimir Mendelssohn has redistributed the musical material between soloist and string orchestra. Myers adapts convincingly to his role as a primus inter pares and…this is a reading that packs a strong punch, aided by Delos’s state-of-the-art recording. © 2014 The Strad Read complete review



Grant Chu Covell
La Folia, March 2014

The Londoners are lush in the McLean, light footed in the Schumann, and appropriately terrifying in the Shostakovich. Myers is a bold player, comfortable and deft across these varied concertos. He employs a gorgeous 1763 Guadagnini. © 2014 La Folia Read complete review



Phillip Scott
Fanfare, September 2013

This disc is not only a showcase for the talent and skill of violist Roger Myers, but also for the instrument itself.

The three pieces complement each other neatly in Myers’s program. The London musicians play sensitively for Michael Francis…Myers himself is an expressive soloist… © 2013 Fanfare Read complete review



Jerry Dubins
Fanfare, September 2013

…McLean’s Suite is…a magnificent and important addition to the viola concerto literature. Violist Roger Myers, who plays the piece gorgeously, can be thrilled with the result of his commission.

Robert Schumann’s Marchenbilder is…a well-known and very popular work…McLean has here turned his efforts to orchestrating the four character pieces that make up the work. The orchestrations are effective, and Myers’s playing is impressive.

Worthy of mention also is the fine work by the London Symphony Orchestra and conductor Michael Francis, as well as the exceptionally fine recording by Delos. This is a “should-buy” recommendation… © 2013 Fanfare Read complete review



Elaine Fine
American Record Guide, September 2013

The Australian violist Roger Myers is an excellent player, and the London Symphony sounds spectacular. © 2013 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide





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