Notes & Reviews:
The London Symphony Orchestra's string sound is world renowned. This recording marks the LSO Live debut of the LSO String Ensemble, directed by the orchestra's leader Roman Simovic. The Serenade is one of Tchaikovsky's most enduringly popular works. Inspired in part by Mozart, its elegant music blends Russian folk-song with traditional classical forms. The recording's pairing is Bartók's Divertimento, a highly original work in its own unique idiom, contrasting two buoyant and lighthearted movements with a somber Adagio.
MusicWeb International, 3rd December 2014
[Simovic] is one of the reasons why this is a disc well worth seeking out: an unusual coupling, but a highly successful one. Superb recorded sound helps to complete the package.
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