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"The Kenari Quartet is a very fine ensemble, …A fair amount of its success in this repertoire is attributable to the soprano player’s exceptional feel for the elegance, wit, insouciance, and tonal beauty that are central to French saxophone playing. …While the quartet is pretty impressive in delivering the breathtaking showers of notes that some of the faster movements in this program demand, in the slower music, the nuance and absolute unanimity of vibrato, color, balance, and phrasing which are the passkey to the highest ranks of the saxophone quartet pantheon haven’t yet been perfected. There is a great deal to enjoy here. This is a young and quite talented saxophone quartet…”

"The Kenari Quartet is a very fine ensemble, …A fair amount of its success in this repertoire is attributable to the soprano player’s exceptional feel for the elegance, wit, insouciance, and tonal beauty that are central to French saxophone playing. …While the quartet is pretty impressive in delivering the breathtaking showers of notes that some of the faster movements in this program demand, in the slower music, the nuance and absolute unanimity of vibrato, color, balance, and phrasing which are the passkey to the highest ranks of the saxophone quartet pantheon haven’t yet been perfected. There is a great deal to enjoy here. This is a young and quite talented saxophone quartet…”

Ronald E Grames - Fanfare - May 2017

“Yang plays exceptionally well, a demanding programme, where, for the most part, Saint-Saëns winningly combines virtuoso display, with some exceptional melodies. Particularly true of the Havanaise and the Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso. The veteran French conductor Marc Soustrot is an ideal partner in this venture. Sweden’s Malmö Symphony Orchestra, where he has been principal conductor for some years now, accompany attentively.

“Yang plays exceptionally well, a demanding programme, where, for the most part, Saint-Saëns winningly combines virtuoso display, with some exceptional melodies. Particularly true of the Havanaise and the Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso. The veteran French conductor Marc Soustrot is an ideal partner in this venture. Sweden’s Malmö Symphony Orchestra, where he has been principal conductor for some years now, accompany attentively.

Davd Mellor - Classics FM - October 2017
"... the orchestral playing is a delight... Operetta enthusiasts shouldn't hesitate ..."
"... the orchestral playing is a delight... Operetta enthusiasts shouldn't hesitate ..."
Richard Bratby - Gramophone magazine - November 2017
"... Here is a captivating, unhackneyed programme, presented by singers - a double act in a thousand  - and pianist with a style and allure it would be hard to beat. No one remotely drawn to this repertoire should hold back."
"... Here is a captivating, unhackneyed programme, presented by singers - a double act in a thousand  - and pianist with a style and allure it would be hard to beat. No one remotely drawn to this repertoire should hold back."
Richard Wigmore - Gramophone magazine - November 2017
"...Taken as a whole I greatly admired the honesty and sincerity of this music drama... The BBC Concert Orchestra offer superb support to both composers and the engineering is up to Signum's customary excellence. This important release should be in every keen choral singer's Christmas stocking."
"...Taken as a whole I greatly admired the honesty and sincerity of this music drama... The BBC Concert Orchestra offer superb support to both composers and the engineering is up to Signum's customary excellence. This important release should be in every keen choral singer's Christmas stocking."
Malcolm Riley - Gramophone magazine - November 2017
"... This is a superb disc, containing impassioned performances, beautifully recorded, and I very much hope that it will bring the work of the PSCC and Ethan Sperry before the wide international audience it deserves."
"... This is a superb disc, containing impassioned performances, beautifully recorded, and I very much hope that it will bring the work of the PSCC and Ethan Sperry before the wide international audience it deserves."
Ivan Moody - Gramophone magazine - November 2017

“... Ilić is a sensitive, thoughtful and conscientious pianist and this project is an entirely worthy one...”

“... Ilić is a sensitive, thoughtful and conscientious pianist and this project is an entirely worthy one...”

Patrick Rucker - Gramophone magazine - November 2017

“...Very highly recommended.”

“...Very highly recommended.”

Patrick Rucker - Gramophone magazine - November 2017
"... Trio Zimmermann need fear no comparisons. This s a highly virtuoso and deeply expressive performance to rank with any. Their superb ensemble and flawless intonation make their Hindemith trios easily superior to the competition (and more generously coupled). BIS's sound is superb."
"... Trio Zimmermann need fear no comparisons. This s a highly virtuoso and deeply expressive performance to rank with any. Their superb ensemble and flawless intonation make their Hindemith trios easily superior to the competition (and more generously coupled). BIS's sound is superb."
Guy Rickards - Gramophone magazine - November 2017

“... well worth seeking out for an entertaining listen.”

“... well worth seeking out for an entertaining listen.”

Mark Pullinger - Gramophone magazine - November 2017

“... this newcomer finds both the Bergen PO and Chandos recording-team on stellar form in a programme as absorbing as it is generous... Top-notch contributions from soprano Mari Eriksmoen and the combined choirs add to the considerable pleasure. The recording has stunning depth, truth of perspective and naturalness of timbre to commend to commend it. High marks, too, for the expert balance struck by the engineers in the Concerto for two pianos and orchestra.... All told, a distinguished release.”

“... this newcomer finds both the Bergen PO and Chandos recording-team on stellar form in a programme as absorbing as it is generous... Top-notch contributions from soprano Mari Eriksmoen and the combined choirs add to the considerable pleasure. The recording has stunning depth, truth of perspective and naturalness of timbre to commend to commend it. High marks, too, for the expert balance struck by the engineers in the Concerto for two pianos and orchestra.... All told, a distinguished release.”

Andrew Achenbach - Gramophone magazine - November 2017
"...One of the most striking Sibelius discs for years."
"...One of the most striking Sibelius discs for years."
Andrew Mellor - Gramophone magazine - November 2017

“...His [Karabits] affection is evident in the spacious and detailed treatment of lyrical content, while the brasher ceremonials are delivered with precise rhythmic definition and unhurried verve.”

“...His [Karabits] affection is evident in the spacious and detailed treatment of lyrical content, while the brasher ceremonials are delivered with precise rhythmic definition and unhurried verve.”

David Gutman - Gramophone magazine - November 2017
"...Highly recommended."
"...Highly recommended."
Guy Rickards - Gramophone magazine - November 2017
"... Ehnes and Manze have given us a Beethoven Concerto to stand among the very best."
"... Ehnes and Manze have given us a Beethoven Concerto to stand among the very best."
Andrew Farach-Colton - Gramophone magazine - November 2017

“... Kirill Karabits leads vital and sympathetic Bournemouth performances, vividly recorded...” ****

“... Kirill Karabits leads vital and sympathetic Bournemouth performances, vividly recorded...” ****

Colin Anderson – ClassicalSource.com – November 2017

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