GRAMMY AWARD WINNER 2010 in the Best Classical Contemporary Composition category for the Jennifer Higdon

“Whistles and whoops greeted this invigorating première.”
The Telegraph, December 2007 (on the Higdon)

“Exciting music, excitingly performed; from Alsop you expect nothing else.” The Times, February 2007 (on the MacMillan)

“…a moving, compelling performance, and coupled with strong accounts of the phenomenal Adès Chamber Symphony… and Jennifer Higdon's essentially old-fashioned but well-wrought Percussion Concerto, this disc would make an excellent present for an open-minded new music agnostic.” BBC Music Magazine, January 2009 *****

“Vivid accounts of visceral, career-launching contemporary works. Where Adès intrigues listeners, James MacMillan fairly bludgeons them into submission with The Confession of Isobel Gowdie… Marin Alsop, moreover, has its measure far more than Sir Colin Davis, while the LPO give everything in an account that should convince those hearing the piece for the first time.” Gramophone Magazine, February 2009