&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
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Barber: Orchestral Works Vol.1

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Naxos 8.559024

[Alsop] conducts with commitment, flair, and taste, and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra plays well for her.

RICHARD DYER, THE BOSTON GLOBE (USA)

January 2009

These are fine performances. Alsop is especially good in the First Symphony, where her wisely chosen tempos and her restraint in the opening movement allow the music to build in a natural, unforced manner. Her careful articulation of Barber’s long melodic lines makes the slow sections in both symphonies quite riveting.

RICHARD BURKE, FANFARE

December 2000