&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

Bernstein: Serenade / Facsimile / Divertimento

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

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Marin Alsop offers another welcome collection of her mentor’s music…Another lively and rhythmically vital performance from Alsop and her Bournemouth band. The upbeat, lively Divertimento makes a nice contrast with the more cerebral Serenade and Facsimile – though you can identify Bernstein’s unique voice right from the first bars.

Gramophone (UK)

December 2005