*** - Good album
Jean-Luc Caron – Classica magazine – May 2013
"...an attractive mix that is always well-wrought, sometimes downright moving and always interesting..."
John France - MusicWeb-International.com - April 2013
Performance **** Recording *****
Michael Scott Rohan – BBC Music magazine – May 2013
Recording of the Month
"...This new album, with performances and recorded sound that place it ahead of the competition, has an adventurous programme including a coupling of two of his most appealing symphonies... Technicolor music in first class performances and recorded sound.
Ian Lace - MusicWeb-International.com - 13 March 2013
"Neeme Järvi further channels his Scandinavian commitment with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra into something cherishable with these polished and idiosyncratic performances of orchestral pieces by one of Sweden’s most unusual composers... Atterberg’s Sixth Symphony (which in 1928 received a prize from the Columbia Gramophone Company for a piece ‘in the spirit of Schubert,’), is quintessential fare from the composer, and is immensely winning."
Barry Forshaw - CDChoice.co.uk - 31 March 2013
“... this is an engaging and useful release, and with playing of this quality, there seems every possibility that Järvi’s series could morph into the Atterburg cycle of choice.”
Michael Jameson – International Record Review – March 2013
Performance ***** Sonics *****
“... In all these performances Neeme Järvi’s animated conducting style works to the advantage of the music. His spirited account of the fast music is most exhilarating, but while he maintains a urgent momentum he is always responsve to the many beauties and natural flow of the slow sections of these works. It goes without saying that the playing of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra for their Principal Conductor Emeritus is totally idiomatic throughout. The engineers ... have achieved an open, clear and quite ravishing sound quality ... This is a most successful release of unfamiliar Scandinavian music that can be wholeheartedly recommended.”
Graham Williams – SA-CD.net – 20 February 2013
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