Best of the Year Discs for 2011
One of the best Classical releases in 2011
Audiophile Audition - 27 December 2011
"Sir Colin and his LSO forces are in sizzling form in this truly revolutionary take on the often turgid oratorio form"
Disc of the Week
"...an outstanding bargain ... The LSO Chorus give Walton’s grateful choral writing all they have, and the orchestra revel in his brilliant and unconventional orchestration. Davis, too, proves an absolutely authentic performer"
The Sunday Times
"If you like your Walton unleashed at full and scalding voltage, look no further. The LSO’s trademark virtuosity and panache are so great, and the players’ unravelling of Walton’s demanding part-writing in the First Symphony so clear, that their performance penetrates straight to the heart of the music"
BBC Music Magazine
"...(Belshazzar’s Feast’s) effervescent choruses are meat and drink to a top-flight choir such as the LSC ... the LSO at its virtuoso best"
Artistic Quality 9 Sound Quality 9
"...it comes in tandem with an absolutely smoking version of Belshazzar’s Feast, easily the finest performance in a decade or so, and the combination of the two earns this particular pairing a firm recommendation"
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