Brian Wigman of Classical.net says the new Kansas City Symphony recording of Elgar and Vaughan Williams is “about as good as it gets“!
“This very fine CD is about as good as it gets. Reference Recordings has long made some of the finest sounding records in the business, and this recent release is no exception. None of that would matter if the music making wasn’t exceptional, but it is. These wonderfully played, entirely convincing performances easily earn a firm recommendation for anyone interested in this repertoire…The Wasps is an underrated bit of Vaughn Williams that deserves greater exposure. How wonderful that we get the whole suite and not just the overture, as it makes the disc that much more valuable. Stern and his Kansas City Symphony simply have fun and let loose, and aided by terrific sound, the results speak for themselves. The dynamic range is simply enormous and the orchestra plays with tremendous conviction…so far each Kansas City Symphony release has featured it prominently to excellent reviews. This is just another feather in the cap for what is shaping up to be one of the more interesting partnerships on the American Classical scene. Great music making, great sound, and great art are all on display. Don’t miss it!” — Brian Wigman, Classical.net
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