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James Norris
Audiophilia, December 2016

Neveu recorded the Brahms in London in 1946 with the newly formed Philharmonia Orchestra and this performance is understandably a bench mark for many even today.

I am happy to put up with the odd sounds that sometimes emanate from the orchestra in the Beethoven because Neveu is spellbinding in her approach to this most musical of concertos and she maintains a line of beauty in the slow movement that is worth the price of the disc.

The Brahms is a tour de force and again I can put up with the rough sound of the orchestra however her commercial recordng with Dobroven is a better document to her playing.

Limited sound apart, Nevue was capable of magic and for that we must thank the Gods. © 2016 Audiophilia Read complete review



Jonathan Woolf
MusicWeb International, December 2016

Desormière’s conducting of the Brahms Concerto is a striking example of subjective intelligence. He indulges some very extreme tempo rubato in the orchestral introduction—full of flexibility and elasticity of phrasing. Neveu is, as with her commercial disc, intense and propulsive in this work. She vests her line with some succulent phrasing, big boned, and portamenti feature strongly amongst her arsenal of inflective devices. © 2016 MusicWeb International Read complete review





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