“… what a disc it is- a generous 80 minutes if music from four of Rózsa’s most sumptuous scores … the playing is splendid indeed and conducted with the same commitment Gamba has brought to many previous releases… you can’t do better than this Chandos offering.”
Robert Markow – Fanfare – November/December 2014
"...The highly detailed and well balanced sound is excellent in every conceivable way ... Clearly, this is one of the best collections available of Rózsa’s film music ... Don’t miss it if you are a fan of Rózsa and the Golden Age of Film Music. You will not hear new symphonic film music of this quality today."
Arthur Lintgen - Fanfare - September/October2014
"...I need not mention that performances and recording are up to the best Chandos standards. Andrew Knowles’ excellent and detailed insert notes are – again – an unquestionable asset. This generously filled release is self-commending to every Rózsa fan. They will welcome new recordings of some much loved music but this will also speak to many others who simply enjoy fine, superbly crafted music."
Hubert Culot - MusicWeb-International.com - 16 June 2014
“… These performances by the BBC Philharmonic conducted by Rumon Gamba, who have many a cinematic credit to their name, carry the conviction of an original soundtrack recording in state-of the-art sound.”
Adrian Edwards – Gramophone magazine – May 2014
"...An absolutely essential album for every Rózsa aficionado." *****
Mark Walker - Classical Ear.co.uk - 10 April 2014
"... All in all, this excellent disc constitutes another fine addition to this unique series."
Robert Matthew-Walker - International Record Review - April 2014
This is a terrific album of wonderful film music by Miklós Rózsa, presented in intelligently compiled suites. Rumon Gamba's well-known penchant for brisk, lively tempi pays dividends in this music - and the polished, virtuoso BBC Philharmonic players are following his lead. Superb stereo sound (16-44) in this album, recorded at the new Manchester docks home of the BBC. A must-buy, not only for film music lovers.