Houston’s 91.7 KUHA FM has a new review from their music librarian Chris Hathaway for our new Bizet recording featuring the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra.
“Martin West continues to show his conductorial prowess, and proves that his orchestra is a first-rate ensemble, with this handsome all-Bizet disc. …Balance and pacing are the key to handling this symphony, and West does not fall short of these. The slow movement, full of balance problems — notably, the oboe solo against the strings — and West is secure here, aided by a superb recording. The pianissimo timpani roll marking the transition to the recapitulation is nicely brought out. West is also aided by the recording technicians in his traversal of the Scherzo and its distinctive coloration.… West again proves himself a master of pacing and balance.” —Chris Hathaway, Houston Public Radio – Classical
Read the full review on the Classical917.com website.