&ldquoAs Alsop faced the cellos and drew from them the most tremendously shaped phrases with every inflection of her baton, you were aware of being in the presence of greatness.&rdquo

Daugherty: Route 66

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

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The vivid recording was made in the summer of 2008, at the end of Marin Alsop’s six seasons as principal conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.  These confident, loose-limbed performances demonstrate how she succeeded during that time in turning the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra into just about the best American orchestra in Europe.


AUGUST, 2011

There is much to admire about this lively and colourful recording, however, not least the manner in which the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra under Marin Alsop actively thrive on playing music that communicates in such an immediate and engaging way.

Pwyll ap Siôn, GRAMOPHONE

April 2011

…there is a reason Marin Alsop handles Daugherty’s music so well: She has a natural affinity for this sort of big, brassy, clever, unsubtle music that pushes the boundaries of the classical and popular idioms close together… So it is scarcely a surprise that the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra music director’s new recording of four Daugherty works is an effective bundle of ebullience.

Mark Estren, The Washington Post

February 2011