"... outstanding release. Definately a Want List candidate."
Robert Markow - Fanfare - July/August 2013
**** Very Good
Rémy Franck – Pizzicato magazine – May 2013
“...Järvi indeed seems born to direct this music and the effect of crisp playing is accentuated by effective use of rubato and exhilaratingly breakneck conclusions to Boccaccio, Pique Dame and Isabella in particular. With martial vigour also in the marches and typically fine Chandos sound quality, this is a clear winner. Highly recommended!”
Andrew Lamb – Gramophone magazine – May 2013
""...I have much enjoyed this disc despite the opening caveats and I’m sure that you will too. The orchestra responds enthusiastically but precisely to the music. The booklet essay by Calum MacDonald tells you all you need to know. There are a few black and white photos and the Super-Audio recording is superb, immediate and detailed."
Gary Higginson - MusicWeb-nternational.com - April 2013
“...these spirited performances in brilliant recorded sound make the spine tingle. Three other overtures and a couple of marches make for a brilliant disc ...”
Peter Spaull - Liverpool Daily Post – February 2013
“...this release is an enjoyable listen – the music is always a pleasure ... Production and presentation are exemplary ... the mix of the well known and the rare, and the audiophile distinction, makes this an issue to certainly consider.”
Colin Anderson – International Record Review – February 2013
“...He [von Suppé] had a knack for a good tune and was no slouch with catchy melodies either... Järvi always seems up for refreshing neglected or unfashionable corners of the repertory... He is back with the orchestra with which he won so many laurels in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. He brings both zip and sentiment to these orchestral delights... This disc could hardly be more generously assembled and the quality of the audio and the music-making is similarly high.”
Rob Barnett – MusicWeb-International.com – 13 January 2013
“These stylish, extrovert, often deeply touching set pieces – overtures, marches, a potpourri and a set of variations come off predictably brilliantly in Jarvi’s spirited hands. His judging of the quiet, strange, catchy 9and unforgettable) incipit of the Pique Dame Overture is perfect, and the other small masterpieces are exalting to the ear...”
Paul Driver – The Sunday Times – 13 January 2013
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