&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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Dvorak: Symphony No. 6

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

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Alsop’s approach to this sunniest of symphonic first movements [No. 6] is perky, well paced and appreciative of the music’s many shifting perspectives. In the development section…the excellent Baltimore players bring their own quietly distinctive personalities to the various dialoguing lines…and there’s plenty of energy in both the Scherzo and the finale.

ROB COWAN, GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE

NOVEMBER, 2010

[No. 6] has a lovely lilting introductory theme, a slow movement of dream-like beauty and a boisterous Scherzo based on a Czech peasant dance, the idiom of which the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra captures with winning flair…This is easily the most impressive of Alsop’s Dvorák cycle.

ANDREW CLARK, FINANCIAL TIMES

NOVEMBER, 2010