Rave reviews for Respighi
Rave reviews continue to roll in for Sinfonia of London’s latest album – Respighi’s Roman Trilogy, currently topping the UK classical charts at Number 1.
Writing for MusicWeb International, Nick Barnard comments, ‘I have never heard this music presented with such power and detail and sheer visceral excitement but also with such control and sophisticated balance – it is literally revelatory.’
He continues, ‘Wilson’s handpicked orchestra are able to respond to his every musical whim. Collectively and individually the quality of the playing – technically and musically – is simply superb. The strings play with a unanimity and precision from front to back that is the hallmark of only the very finest ensembles. Likewise the wind and brass choirs exhibit cohesion and character. The many solo lines are played with such skill as to leave me lost for superlatives.’
Barnard concludes, ‘This is one of those pleasurable occasions when it seems pointless to review a disc when really all you want to do is sit back and enjoy it. …This might just be one of Chandos’ [Records] finest feats of engineering ever, showcasing the superlative and sophisticated playing of John Wilson’s Sinfonia of London. A genuine triumph.’