Reviews

BBC Music Magazine

“All the performances are beyond praise and superbly recorded. This is undoubtedly my best disc of the last 12 months”

Gramophone Magazine

“The enthusiasm that Wilson elicits from his orchestra is very much apparent on every track, though what really impresses is the finesse as well as the virtuosity of the playing, the refinement of detail, the subtlety of texture and colour.”

The Guardian

“All of the music requires refined, stylish playing, and Wilson and his orchestra can certainly supply that. Their performance of Debussy’s Prelude lays down an early marker of their subtlety.”

Financial Times

Wilson’s technically brilliant orchestra is in its element and the performances add an extra dash of showmanship to the music’s luminous, sensuous, always totally French sound-world.

The Classic Review

“Ravishing – a performance that balances fragile beauty and fulsome passion. It’s easy to imagine this will be one of my top 5 recordings of the year – urgently recommended.”

The Symphonist

“It’s a very long time since a record gave me so much sheer listening pleasure. Already a contender for Record of the Year.”

The Telegraph

“Delicious from beginning to end, and the performances from Sinfonia of London and John Wilson are wonderful.”

Daily Mail

Terrific…if Wilson and the Sinfonia of London carry on like this, it will become a memorable partnership.”

Sunday Times

This first album is a promise of great things to come. The Symphony emerges as a near-masterpiece in [Wilson’s] flexible hands, fabulously played by the musicians. More, please.”

Gramophone Magazine

“Every phrase speaks; textures are translucent and detailed, and the string sound glows from within. Stirring, thought-provoking and superbly played, this disc is a tonic.”

BBC Music Magazine

“The playing of the Sinfonia of London is astonishingly brilliant, with Hollywood-dream glories in the string tone.”

Classical Source

“Wilson’s most substantial recording achievement to date. Setting new standards in several respects…these scores have surely never been prepared to so exalted a standard.”