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Roger Hecht
American Record Guide, May 2012

The tempos are slow and affectionate, and the accents display little of the bite and snap I associate with the piece [Le Chant du Rossignol]. The strings shimmer, and the trumpet solos at the end are beautifully cultivated. The effect is almost chamber-like, and it glows with a real sense of wonder.

[In] Miraculous Mandarin Suite…the strings play with a beautiful shimmer with nothing forced. The clarinet is excellent…with a nice dark tone in the low register that brightens just enough in the up-sweeps. …the performances are fresh and full of discovery. The sound is very good… © 2012 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide online

James H. North
Fanfare, March 2012

The playing of individual members is well tuned, colorful, and accurate…performance remains a succession of beautiful solos…

Oehms has done a fine job… © 2012 Fanfare Read complete review on Fanfare

Mike D. Brownell, December 2011

The program is filled with contrasts, and so too are the performances by the JDP. The group delivers a suave, fluid, almost weightless sense to Debussy’s Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune. Their playing is technically superb, and under the leadership of conductor Andrey Boreyko, their interpretation is mature and rewarding. On the opposite end of the spectrum are the gratifying moments of vehemence found in Bartók’s Suite from the Miraculous Mandarin. The JDP produces rhythmically tight, precise playing, a big, well-articulated sound, and an energetic drive that makes their recording of Bartók’s work as satisfying as virtually any other. © 2011 Read complete review

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