"Christoph Eschenbach skilfully guides his players through the sylvan glades and urban landscapes of these contrasting works."
The Daily Telegraph - 24 March 2007
"As with his recording of No. 2, Eschenbach’s accounts are highly evocative and beautifully phrased. (...) in Le poème de la forêt (...) he finds the poetry of this quietly sumptuous score. (...) What makes this newcomer recommendable is the superb playing and Ondine’s first-rate sound."
Gramohpne - April 2007
"[Christoph Eschenbach’s] magnificent account of the First Symphony is unsurpassed."
BBC Music Magazine - April 2007
"Under Christoph Eschenbach’s direction, the Orchestre de Paris delivers an enormously beautiful-sounding, excellently conceived plea for this French composer."
Partituren - July/August 2007
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"Eschenbach’s trenchant reading alongside the expert playing of the Orchestre de Paris upholds Roussel’s claim as France’s finest 20th-century symphonist."
ClassicsToday.com - August 2007
"It’s fair to suggest that Eschenbach’s Paris orchestra outplays them all (...). He certainly enjoys the clearest, most up-to-date sonics. (...) This is beguilling music. Roussel belongs in every collection."
Fanfare - September/October 2007
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