“The electricity Jurowski can generate is clearly established in the Symphonic Dances, leading up to a thrilling close, and if the hushed sequence of The Isle of the Dead is not a work to bring such a rush of adrenalin, the mystery of this piece inspired by Böcklin's great painting is perfectly caught. These are fine performances that gain in tension from being recorded live….these LPO performances are both recommendable and will delight anyone wanting a disc from this exciting conductor.” Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

"The present accounts recorded at the Royal Festival Hall in 2003 and 2004 find the orchestra in responsive form and can hold their own against most rival versions, not only as performances but as recordings. The sound in both is finely detailed and wide ranging, the aural perspective lifelike and truthful, and there is striking presence. In these dedicated performances both works cast a powerful spell." BBC Music Magazine