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Steven Kruger
Fanfare, November 2015

The Symphony is vividly melodic, with a mysterious slow movement and a kinetic finale. It occupies the Glazunov-Elgar harmonic territory so common around 1900—but without cliché. It stays with you. © 2015 Fanfare Read complete review



Barry Brenesal
Fanfare, September 2015

…Lintu is, as always in Enescu, a master at balancing the composer’s competing strands of musical interest, and at exposing textural detail without losing sight of overall structure.

Where the Symphonie Concertante is concerned…Truls Mørk’s burnished, sweet tone fits very well into Lintu’s conception of the piece that sees its soloist as part of the orchestral texture. This new release takes pride of place. © 2015 Fanfare Read complete review



Steven Kruger
Fanfare, July 2015

The Enescu First Symphony is a beautifully made late Romantic work in nearly Elgarian style, with fabulously catchy motifs, galvanic rhythmic propulsion, and a lovely depth of mystery. …Hannu Lintu’s traversal [is] masterful and well recorded…

The Enescu Symphonie Concertante is a gently enjoyable concerto… And Truls Mørk is a superb advocate for it. © 2015 Fanfare Read complete review



Stephen Estep
American Record Guide, July 2015

The sound and playing are excellent… © 2015 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Paul E. Robinson
Musical Toronto, May 2015

The Symphonie Concertante Op 8 is…an early work, and a very fine one. I have long admired Truls Mørk’s unique tone and he is at his best here. An excellent performance. © 2015 Musical Toronto



Rob Cowan
Gramophone, May 2015

Truls Mørk is top dollar in all key respects, his phrase-shaping sensitively inflected, and his tone production as warm as anyone could wish for. © 2015 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone



David Olds
The WholeNote, February 2015

a rich and rewarding experience… © 2015 The WholeNote Read complete review



Infodad.com, February 2015

…the Symphonie Concertante flows broadly, explores the cello’s range and beauty of sound fully, and is excellently realized by Mørk in a performance that has both sweep and passion. © 2015 Infodad.com Read complete review



Film Music: The Neglected Art, February 2015

I enjoyed Lintu and the Tampere Philharmonic in their recording…and I look forward to more Enescu from an orchestra and conductor who seems to have a good feel for Enescu’s music. © 2015 Film Music: A Neglected Art Read complete review





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