Gramophone Reviews Bizet

Donald Rosenberg reviews San Francisco Ballet Orchestra's new Bizet recording in the November 2013 issue of Gramophone Magazine:

“Bizet sounds like a cross between Schumann and Brahms as transported to the layered textures of the orchestra. The atmospheres lean towards the brooding and dramatic, and Weingartner takes every opportunity to add sonic interest by passing figures among instrumental sections. The San Francisco musicians give the score a performance that balances tonal depth with expressive intensity. … the orchestra is always on its toes and alert to Bizet's poetic allure, as in Laura Griffiths's haunting oboe solo in the slow movement.” — Donald Rosenberg, Gramophone

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