Artistic Quality 9 Sound Quality 9
"Ernest Bloch’s orchestral music is pretty wonderful, and this disc shows off his range with particular success...The performances here are uniformly excellent. Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder may seem chipper next to the Poèmes, but mezzo-soprano Sophie Koch sings them beautifully, while violist Tabea Zimmermann plays the Suite as well as anyone has. Steven Sloane leads the orchestra with confidence and conviction, and the engineering is first rate. So if you want to explore Bloch beyond the "Jewish" works, this disc is an excellent place to start."
David Hurwitz - ClassicsToday.com - February 2012