The Symphony here receives a performance of considerable musical insight and structural excellence, causing one to wonder again at the circumstances which first led to the work’s neglect before its post-Second World War rehabilitation.
Such are the qualities of Serebrier’s penetrating reading of this shamefully neglected masterpiece that no rival recording of the last half century comes anywhere near it. This performance is outstanding in every regard. It possesses a profound sense of genuine forward momentum without at any times tending to hurry (as, on occasion, Kertész did) yet containing the inner life of the music always in hand. The phrasing is excellent (especially in the slow movement) and at times is veryRead more moving by the principals in this fine woodwind section; the Bournemouth Symphony here shows it is of world-class and their response to this sterling conductor is admirable.
– Robert Matthew-Walker, International Record Review Read less