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Steven Kruger
Fanfare, July 2016

The SWR chorus is fine. The orchestra plays accurately. Its soundstage is reasonably transparent, …Denève’s choice of tempos brings both works in with normal timings. © 2016 Fanfare Read complete review

Jim Svejda
Fanfare, July 2016

What makes this Daphnis et Chloé particularly impressive is what the conductor is able to do in the challenging music which links the great set pieces, the music in which so many conductors…are caught out marking time. In Denève’s hands, no detail of the often gossamer orchestration fails to receive its due consideration, yet at no point does anything seem calculated or finicky.

Denéve’s Valses nobles et sentimantales is no less fine, sprightly and languorous as the individual waltzes demand, with the command of Ravelian rubato both idiomatic and unerring. The state-of-the-art recorded sound only enhances a superb addition to an already distinguished series. © 2016 Fanfare Read complete review

Gil French
American Record Guide, July 2016

So much of Denève’s performance is jawdroppingly beautiful. …the awesome integration of glorious instrumental solos, myriad textures, and voices into a seamless, superbly judged flow that maintains just the rich tension is pure heaven. Denève’s supreme balances make for an utterly transparent texture. © 2016 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide

Geoffrey Norris
Gramophone, June 2016

Denève’s credentials in this music are secure and his touch is sure…

Stylistically, Denève is spot on in taste and sonority, as he is in the Valses nobles et sentimentales… © 2016 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone

Remy Franck
Pizzicato, March 2016

This is certainly one of the most sensual and mysterious Daphnis-recordings ever made, and Valses Nobles et Sentimentales bask in an equally sensuous climate, generously developing a highly poetic atmosphere. © 2016 Pizzicato

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