&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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Prokofiev: Symphony No. 3

São Paulo Symphony Orchestra

Naxos 8.573452
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Alsop has the measure of the symphony’s structure, dramatic pacing and emotional content, drawing a bright sound from the São Paulo players, goading them into firm rhythmic propulsion and drawing out rich strands of string sound seasoned with the acerbic harmonies and instrumental clashes that lend the symphony such a powerful impulse.

GEOFFREY NORRIS, THE TELEGRAPH, 4 STARS

APRIL, 2015