Notes & Reviews:
Gramophone Magazine (Hßry Jßnos)
The Edinburgh Festival Chorus and the Wandsworth schoolboys deserve special commendation for their valour [... ] something of a virtuoso performance in its own right which Ustinov obviously enjoyed hugely [... ] technically the whole thing is a tour de force - and that includes particularly vivid orchestral sound; partly it is the sheer superlative panache of the orchestral playing under Kertesz.
Gramophone Magazine (Bart=k)
This issue of Bart=k's early opera must count as one of Decca's great operatic recordings, to be treasured by all who appreciate this marvellous score. Rival versions, past and present, are left at the post.
Sets new standards ... the Decca remastering reaches demonstration quality.