Performance ***** Recording *****
"...Little’s spacious and serene way with The Lark Ascending is both beautiful, and beautifully unfussy. State-of-the-art sensitivity and support come from Andrew Davis and the BBC Philharmonic and Chandos’s recorded sound presents a feast of clear orchestral detail."
Malcolm Hayes - BBC Music magazine - February 2014
"... A sumptuous offering all round!"
Jeremy Dibble - Gramophone magazine - January 2014
“… although Tasmin Little, and probably the BBC Philharmonic too, have probably played The Lark Ascending hundreds of times, here it still comes up fresh and spring-like, played as it is with immaculate poise and clarity and a senses of radiant stillness that gets close to the heart of Meredith’s oddly mystic pastoral - the poem is generously quoted in Anthony Burton’s model notes for this release… I would recommend all doubters and sceptics to lend an attentive ear to a performance of Moeran’s fine work that offers the best possible advocacy.”
Piers Burton-Page – International Record Review – December 2013
"This is a lovely programme of English music beautifully played by Tasmin Little... Andrew Davis and the BBC Philharmonic give gentle support on this enjoyable disc."
Peter Spaull - Liverpool Post - 28 November 2013
"Moeran’s Violin Concerto deserves an interpretation as sympathetic as Tasmin Little provides, especially in the poetic lyricism with which this composer’s music abounds... Sir Andrew Davis conducts the BBC Philharmonia with insight to match the soloist’s"
Michael Kennedy - The Sunday Telegraph (Seven magazine) - 24 November 2013
Album of the Week
"Tasmin Little is a terrific violinist ... her account of Delius’s early Legende is also treasurable, as is a short 1905 Holst piece, A Song of the Night. There isn’t a single bar here that’s characteristic of the mature Holst, but it’s still a delight... however often you hear it [The Lark Ascending], it remains a ravishingly beautiful piece, and no one does it better than Ms L." *****
David Mellor - The Mail on Sunday (Event magazine) - 17 November 2013