“Throughout the New World Symphony, Kreizberg makes the most of dynamic contrasts without exaggerating them. He has a wonderful ear for orchestral color and achieves enviable instrumental blend and balances….Romeo and Juliet does not get as overheated as some other versions, but it’s a beautifully paced performance and the return of the Big Tune is really quite stirring,…The 5.0 multichannel is superbly executed-in the top five percent sonically of those I’ve heard.”
“The playing of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra is nothing short of stunning, with a sweet string tone throughout, and massive bursts of brass and percussion where appropriate. The Romeo and Juliet Overture was an unusual accompaniment, but is played with bravura and not too syrupy – and fills out the package nicely, rather than giving us a fairly short playing time”.
“Apart from the fact that this are first SA-CD registrations of these works, they can compete with the best recordings in the catalogue.”
Luister - December 2003
“This is a superb surround recording with plenty of hall sound from the rear speakers.”
“Yakov Kreizberg conducts really fine performances of these two repertoire favorites…In stereo this live recording sounds gorgeous, but DSD multichannel format offers even more precise instrumental positioning and greater front-to-back depth, all with brilliant highs and a rock-solid bass. But make no mistake, even without the audiophile credentials the quality of the music-making on offer speaks for itself.”
ClassicsToday.com - 30 October 2003
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