'Who needs SACD when you can get sound as good as this from 24-bit? Vaughan Williams's 6 is a dark and dramatic, often brooding work, and the engineers give the orchestra a rich, clear sound that can't help but benefit the composer's vision.'
American Record Guide
'It's a luxurious sound, as well-defined as always from Chandos: full of subtle detail and with fine depth of image. The surround sound balance offers considerably enhanced definition of this famous acoustic, adding weight and import to the sound.'
This must be the most winningly played and recorded performance of this masterful work yet put on disc.
The Times on CHAN 9984 (Symphony No. 4 etc.)
…Richard Hickox presides with superb control and a feeling for the idiom that has made his unfolding Vaughan Williams symphony cycle for Chandos such a joy… this original version of A London Symphony is one of those records surely destined for classic status…
Gramophone on CHAN 9902 (A London Symphony etc.)
…surpassingly beautiful performance… The finesse of the playing at the end of the slow movement is magical…
The Sunday Telegraph on CHAN 10001 (Symphony No. 3 etc.)
'Finally, there's a real treat: the first recording of a recently discovered Nocturne, an intensely moving setting of Walt Whitman's 'Whispers of Heavenly Death' composed in 1908. It's evocatively sung here by Roderick Williams.'
BBC Music Magazine
'This is the work's [Nocturne] first recording, and lone makes the disc worth having.' '…this CD without doubt, is the finest technical recording yet made of these works, and I commend the engineers unreservedly.'
International Record Review