“...All Delius lovers and all who value performance excellence and beauty in music will want this.”
Becker – American Record Guide – March/April 2012
Riccardo Cassani - Musica – February 2012
“...This is one fantastic recording, graced by gorgeous playing, and not just by Little and Watkins, but also by the BBC Orchestra under the keen stewardship of Sir Andrew Davis. All, including Chandos’s engineering and production team, are to be congratulated. Urgently recommended.”
Jerry Dubins – Fanfare – March/April 2012
Performance **** Sound ***
"...excellent recording: sumptuous sonority ..."
Michel Fleury - Classica - February 2012
"...These are first-class performances with superb sound quality. I look forward enthusiastically to the third instalment of Chandos’s Andrew Davis Delius series.
Peter Joelson - the Classical Source.com - 7 January 2012
"Masterly accounts of Delius’s concertos for strings, together for the first time on disc."
Matthew Rye - The Strad - December 2011
“... No self-respecting Delian can afford to be without this indispensable issue.”
Andrew Achenbach – Gramophone December 2011
“...An irresistible programme throughout which Delius’s golden phrases soar aloft as if floating on warm summer breezes, captured in exemplary Chandos sound.” *****
Julian Haylock – Classic FM Magazine – December 2011
Performance ***** Recording ****
“...a disc that will give great pleasure to all lovers of Delius’s music.”
Anthony Burton – BBC Music Magazine – December 2011
“...There is wonderfully idiomatic support from Andrew Davies and the BBC Symphony, as both Tasmin Little’s account of the Violin Concerto and Paul Watkins’s of the cello work seize every opportunity to inject incisiveness and dramatic shape into the music...”
Andrew Clements – The Guardian – 28 October 2011
“...This is a well programmed release, gaining from an up to date sound, and while this is all the first rate Delius, well realised, it also shows that the Violin Concerto should be a regular part of the repertoire.”
Peter Spaull - Liverpool Daily Post – 28 October 2011
“Delius’s Double Concerto for violin and cello gets a confident performance from Tasmin Little and Paul Watkins, with a powerful central climax. Little also brings all her artistry to the strong and lyrical Violin Concerto. Sir Andrew Davis is a fluent collaborator throughout.” ****
Michael Kennedy – The Sunday Telegraph - 2 October 2011
“... a magical, sensuous flow is the presiding quality of this superior performance by Little. Watkins is no less captivating in the Cello Concerto, and they are superb together in the Double Concerto, with its heart-easing slow second section.”
Paul Driver – The Sunday Times – 2 October 2011
"This exceptional recording has exceeded my expectations... a really important CD of Delius’s music: a truly outstanding issue."
Robert Matthew-Walker - International Record Review - October 2011