Jerry Dubins - Fanfare - March/April 2012
"...This disc demonstrates imaginative programme planning. The BBC orchestra is on fine form under the baton of a conductor who is, seemingly, thoroughly at home in both of these very different scores. All in all, this disc is an attractive proposition."
John Quinn - musicwebinternational.com - 9 February 2012
"...The precision of the Welsh Orchestra is impressive, the clarity and vitality of the sound throwing up detail that one had long since stopped being suprising ... the fact that both these performances were recorded live is further testament to the thorough preparation and high quality of the work."
Edward Seckerson - Gramophone - September 2011
Performance **** Recording ****
"...this is a no nonsense, hard-driven account of The Rite, sure to raise the pulse rate. Both the ’Dance of the earth’ and ’Sacrifical dance’ combine searing energy and precision, all captured in excellet sound... it [Les Biches] bounces along as genially as the Rite is menacing. It is wonderful to have the complete ballet for once, especially the rarely heard choruses ..."
Christopher Dingle - BBC Music Magazine - September 2011
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