&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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Harris: Symphonies No. 5 and 6

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Naxos 8.559609
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Harris’s music has suffered from several mediocre recordings during the CD era, so it is good to hear first-class musicians at work this time around…I have no complaints about Alsop, who is a sympathetic advocate for Harris’s music, and certainly none about the Bournemouth musicians, who, compared to their American counterparts, bring a richer, fuller sound into play.

RAYMOND S. TUTTLE, INTERNATIONAL RECORD REVIEW

March 2003

To say that this music never has been better performed or recorded isn’t saying much, since it has received hardly any attention at all. Marin Alsop and the Bournemouth Symphony deliver heartfelt, sincere performances entirely in keeping with the spirit of the music, and they are very well recorded. I welcome this release with pleasure, and so will you.

DAVID HURWITZ, CLASSICSTODAY.COM

February 2010