"...This is a serious ... release, well played and richly recorded."
Allen Gimbel - American Record Guide - March/April 2014
Music **** (Very Good) Sound ****(Very Good)
Dirk Wieschollek - Fono Forum magazine (Germany) - April 2014
***** - Exceptional album
Giuseppe Rossi - Musica magazine (Italy) - March 2014
Performance ***** Recording ****
"... Speranza is the stand-out work here for me. Though the trumpet concerto From the Wreckage is certainly an arresting listen, it is ultimately a display piece. In Speranza, with its tangible message of enduring hope, we truely find heart as well as brilliance. You’d never guess from this recording that this was the work’s premiere: daniel Harding and the LSO seem to have found so much in it in rehearsal. The live recordings are very good..."
Stephen Johnson - BBC Music magazine - March 2014
"...This is a sombre hymn to hopelessness, leavened by wistful folk laments, a bleating Armenian duduk and Turnage’s masterful orchestration" ****
Andrew Clark - Financial Times - 10 January 2014
"...Daniel Harding’s conducting secures a fine response from the UK’s classiest and feistiest symphony orchestra, whose players latch onto the music’s menacing surges of sound with their trademark firepower..." ****
Sinfini Music (UK)
"... The sound is arguably the finest to have come from the LSO Live in recent years, having a lustre and depth that highlight both Turnage’s orchestration and the LSO’s realization of it to best advantage ... Readers are urged to acquire this disc and asses the qualities of Speranza for themselves."
Richard Whitehouse - International Record Review - December 2013
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