, May 2014
…it is an undeniably fascinating programme…
Han’s tone is creamily smooth, with just that hint of vibrato that warms the sound so attractively. He has a wonderful command of the upper reaches, and his top notes ring out heroically, as one would expect from a first horn of his calibre. He doesn’t eschew a firm, brassy sound in the lower reaches either, which is glorious to hear. You never feel for a moment that he is likely to fluff or ‘crack’ a note…and the whole disc is breath-taking in its combination of artistry and bravura.
The recording, as for the whole of the CD, is first-class. As a feast of truly stunning instrumental virtuosity, this is a great issue; and for horn players—compulsory. © 2014 MusicWeb International Read complete review