"The orchestra is an excellent one, with much characterful solo playing, and the recording does it full justice."
Michael Oliver - Gramophone magazine - July 2002
"From what I’ve read, this is the first volume in a new series from Naxos. And if the rest is as good as this one, it’ll be first class all the way."
Gilbert French - American Record Guide - October 2002
“Japanese Classics is epoch-making...The excellent performance and recording add appreciable to the significance of this perfect and should bring the orchestra and the conductor to the wide exposure.”
Fumio Uno - Ongaku Gendai
“This CD is perfect... I recommend it to all Japanese to enjoy and to treasure.”
Kohtaro Tawara - Musee
“An amazing series has started.Naxos, the well known label, will release 60 Japanese Classics! It’s a shame that this series is being released by a foreign rather than Japanese company, but we can do no more than bow our heads to Naxos.”
Yuji Ito - CD Journal