José Serebrier’s recording of Glazunov Symphony No. 8 critically acclaimed
José Serebrier’s recording of Glazunov Symphony No. 8
with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra has been receiving critical acclaim from all over the world.
Geoffrey Norris, in the Daily Telegraph
(UK), called the slow movement of Symphony No. 8 ‘one of poignant nostalgia… eloquently voiced by the RSNO under José Serebrier’. The full review can be read at the Daily Telegraph website
In the highly respected American journal Fanfare
, Peter J. Rabinowitz said, ‘The orchestra plays superbly, with glowing colors, flexible phrasing, and exceptional balances… Strongly recommended.’
The New Yorker
’s Russell Platt has the final word on Serebrier’s recording: ‘perhaps no one has ever conducted Glazunov's music with more color and verve. The Royal Scottish National Orchestra turns in here a very inspired performance.’
Symphony No. 8 is coupled with the more familiar Raymonda
Suite on the Warner Classics CD.