Brahms: Symphony No. 2
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Ms. Alsop is on a roll these days, with accolades for her work at the head of the Bournemouth Symphony and acclaim for the first release in a recorded cycle of Brahms symphonies with the London Philharmonic. A highlight by any standard was the Brahms Second, a treat in Ms. Alsop’s assured reading, and a teaser for the release of her next recording.
Anne Midgette, The New York Times (USA)
1st March 2005
This is a late-Summer idyll of a performance, easily placed, nicely judged and warmly played.
Marin Alsop’s Brahms is big, meaty, robust. . . . Alsop, who got much attention from her recent appointment to lead the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, here guides the players in solid performances of Brahms’ dense, late-Romantic orchestrations. . . . this is an excellent choice for a budding classical record library, thanks to Naxos’s bargain prices.
JOHN TERAUDS, TORONTO STAR (USA)