"...Childs’s playing is wonderful, the extended range and physical agility defying credibility... Exemplary presentation, good notes and rich sound, all accompanied with skill and sympathy by Bramwell Tovey’s BBC National Orchestra of Wales."
Graham Rickson - theartsdesk.com - 10 January 2015
“It’s easy to enjoy David Child’s warm honeyed tones as his euphonium dances through this enjoyable selection of British concertos …” ***
Geoff Brown – BBC Music magazine (Brief News Section) – January 2015
“… I believe this CD to be groundbreaking in as far as it is the first time, in y knowledge, that a supreme artist from a brass band instrument has performed and recorded such a CD containing four concertos with orchestral accompaniment, two of which were written for him. Everyone participating in this recording deserves our congratulations: the soloist David Childs, the conductor Bramwell Tovey, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Radio 3 and Chandos.”
David Read – The Brass Herald – December 2014-January 2015
Solo CD of the Year
"...It’s a disc that will appeal not only to brass players, but to music lovers throughout the world."
Brass Band World magazine - November 2014
CD of the Month
Programme ***** Performance ***** Recording ***** Presentation *****
“Superlatives are much over-used in modern journalistic parlance, but this is a recording that, in every possible way, deserves the adage of ‘milestone’. In promoting the euphonium beyond the realms of the brass band world, David Childs has done more for his instrument and its repertoire than perhaps any other player before him, but with this latest release that accolade is taken to a whole new level. .. showcasing four substantial, yet greatly contrasting concertos with the accompaniment of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, David Childs emerges not only as a player of formidable technique, but also as an all-round performer of consummate musicality…”
Christopher Thomas – Brass Band World magazine – October 2014
An extraordinary performance, superb repertoire but unfortunately a recording that sounds unnatural and very odd. The euphonium plays as if it is some where else no in the typical left of center position giving it a highly unnatural position and highly reverberant sound. It is as if the euphonium is another room far to the right of the orchestral performers. This is too bad since otherwise the mix of concertos and playing are fist rate.