"... the disc as a whole makes for very rewarding listening. Excellent, vivid sound engineering is a welcome bonus."
Myron Silberstein - Fanfare - September/October 2014
"...Bloch’s Schelomo is by turns devotional, majestic, introspective and dramatic, and the cellist captures all these facets in an astonishing portrait. The orchestra are in fine form under the soloist’s son, who keeps a clear head in a complex score, ensuring that every detail is in focus, the climaxes awesome... The delicate imagery of Epiphanie by André Caplet is a fine contrast to the Bloch pieces... The musical narrative is realised in a beautiful performance. Ravel’s Kaddisch, his deeply felt homage to Jewish music, carries an authentic ring and completes this memorable recording..."
Adrian Edwards - Gramophone magazine - June 2014
"This is a magnificent recording... it would be difficult to imagine more compelling performances than these... the couplings make the CD a most desirable issue. The recording quality is outstanding, offering the best-balanced sound I hav heard - live or on record - from Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff; this is of demonstration standard ... an eminently desirable disc, an absolute ’must’ for admirers of these composers and of cello playing."
Robert Matthew-Walker - International Record Review - May 2014
Performance ***** Recording *****
"...Wallfisch father and son revel in the score’s virtuosity presenting a performance that is both atmospheric and physically exhilarating."
Erik Levi - BBC Music magazine - April 2014
No User Reviews Found.