Gramophone Magazine's Critics' Choice for December 2017
"Deborah Spanton’s engineering for Onyx...offers sound that is robust, punchy and detailed."

Musicweb International

"The sound they’ve captured in the Lighthouse at Poole is excellent; from the surges of energy in the strings at the opening of the first symphony, to the crisp brass fanfares at the start of the finale, followed by the impressionistic swirl of the second symphony's first few bars and then the seductive haze around the sound of the slow movement."

BBC Radio 3, Record Review with Andrew McGregor - 4th November 2017

"Production values throughout are first-class."

Gramophone Magazine December 2017 - Andrew Aschenbach

Walton: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2

Kiril Karabits / Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

ONYX records

‘It’s an impressive achievement, not just from the performers, but also the recording team, who’ve captured the soloist’s movements which is such an important element of the experience’.

Andrew McGregor, BBC Radio 3 Record Review, February 2016

‘Can light be translated into sound waves? It would seem so from the music of Julian Anderson, three of whose works shine out from this disc’.
‘All three glitter with precision in these well-rehearsed performances by the London Philharmonic Orchestra under its music director Vladimir Jurowski’.

Richard Fairman, Financial Times, February 2016 (4 stars)

Anderson: Orchestral Works

Vladimir Jurowski / London Philharmonic Orchestra

LPO live label

‘These live recordings finely played and boasting an impressive Concertgebouw-like bloom, were in fact made in Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall’.

David Gutman, Gramophone, March 2016

‘Jurowski’s spacious, loving yet never overindulgent account of the composer’s last symphony is beautifully played by the LPO in this rapturously received live performance at the Royal Festival Hall’.

The Sunday Times, February 2016 (subscription only)

Rachmaninoff: Symphony No.3 / 10 Songs

Vladimir Jurowski / London Philharmonic Orchestra

LPO live label

Gramophone Choice
The Sunday Times Album of the Week
The Telegraph CD of the Week

 

"…this performance has done more than any other I’ve heard to win me over…David Hill brings the score to life in a way that you seldom hear and his performers are fully paid up for the project so that they sing and play with full commitment. There are technical reasons for this, most notably the recorded sound which is superb. The Naxos engineers have done a great job of capturing the acoustic of the Lighthouse, picking out each line with more precision…Each line is clearly audible, even the instrumental lines, such as the harps, which could get lost in other contexts, including a live performance."

Simon Thompson - MusicWeb International, September 2012

"splendid modern sound, a thrilling choir and orchestra, and, in David Hill…a conductor no less devoted to Delius than his more celebrated predecessor"

The Sunday Times (London) 

Delius: Mass of Life

David Hill / Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / The Bach Choir / Soloists

Naxos