"...[the NYOW} is a very good [orchestra] that can hold its own with some professional orchestras of several decades past...what the performance [of the Elgar] has going for it as an unusually dark and mysterious view of the symphony. The performance [of the Hoddinott] is fittingly lively and very good"
American Record Guide
“...this new recording on Elgar’s magnificent 2nd symphony is a fascinating one…[the orchestra] give an excellent account of themselves.. the finale… is a tour de force. With copious notes and fine presentation, this... should prove to be a winner.”
“The [orchestra] plays [the Hoddinott] with skill, unanimity and identification. [The Elgar] is a very creditable account for a youth orchestra. A brave choice, valiantly undertaken”
International Record Review
"This version of Elgar 2 has a lot going for it...Hoddinott’s dances are superbly carried off by the young players. The notes by Peter Reynolds are outstandingly good having some fascinating touches woven in."
“ a fine showing in Elgar’s 2nd symphony… a very creditable release indeed”
Liverpool Daily Post
“...the youngsters acquit themselves splendidly” ***
Classic FM Magazine
“truly outstanding CD…[the Symphony] is delivered with a bold fluency and deeply felt eloquence. [Hoddinott’s Dances] deserve more regular airings… an excellent disc”
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