Anthony Kershaw of Audiophilia has a nice new review of upcoming San Francisco Ballet Orchestra release Delibes: Sylvia/Coppélia, which comes out March 13th!
“Both scores receive first rate performances. Soloists have character and ensemble is generally very fine. And West keeps the tempi moving…This orchestra follows the conductor perfectly — he obviously knows the scores like the back of his hand and how to relate the music to the dance. As such, both Coppélia and Sylvia are performances of grace and elegance.
“The recording by Keith Johnson echoes the magic of the music…Johnson captures his usual glorious sound. Air and ambiance surround the orchestra, solos especially, and when the volume ‘goes to 11′, fans of Reference will not be disappointed. Recommended.” – Anthony Kershaw, Audiophilia