“The LPO responds marvellously to Vladimir Jurowski, and the depth of tone and fluency in the Variations On a Theme of Frank Bridge are remarkable for a live recording, while soprano Sally Matthews produces lusciously seductive sounds in the Rimbaud settings of Les Illuminations.” The Guardian, 27th February 2009 ***

“Britten was an 18-year-old RCM student when he wrote his Double Concerto for violin and viola… Jurowski and his exemplary LPO principals extract every ounce of eloquence and sparky originality from Britten's youthful inspiration. In the Frank Bridge Variations... there are many stimulating touches - and the playing per se is wonderfully secure...” Gramophone Magazine, June 2009

“The Double Concerto… is far more than an interesting curiosity. Strongly shaped, impassioned and poetic, with warm, clear recorded sound, this is about as good a version as one could hope for.” BBC Music Magazine, June 2009 *****