Glazunov Complete Symphonies & Concertos 8-CD Box
José Serebrier - Royal Scottish National Orchestra -
Russian National Orchestra - Warner Classics
RECORDING OF THE MONTH
"This Set Goes Straight To The Top Of The Recommended Versions Of The Symphonies And Concertos. It Has No Direct Competition; No-One Else Has A Single Box With All The Symphonies And All The Concertos. The Life-Enhancing Poetic Spirit Which Suffuses And Courses Through These Works Is Remarkable. It Combines Consistently Inspired Interpretative Insights, Imperial Russian Style And Superb Audio-Technology. I Cannot Imagine These Recordings Being Surpassed By Any Conductor And Orchestra, So Strong And Sympathetic Are They".
"Serebrier Plays The Music Like He Really Cares About It, Touchingly In The Slow Movements, But With Real Russian Fire"
Dvorak cycle Volume III: Symphonies 3 and 6
José Serebrier - Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
"The Serebrier Dvorak cycle receives two new additions, both of which exult in glorious colors and sympathetic, virtuosic realizations"
“Dvorak’s symphonies should be much better known and this is a great album. I really like Serebrier’s way with Dvorak, and this coupling of the 3rd and 6th symphony is especially well worth getting.” Classic FM's New Releases Show
"Excellent playing from the Bournemouth Symphony. Right from the opening bars, the Third Symphony enjoys a warm blend of instrumental sonorities; what a rich trove of loveable ideas this symphony is and anyone learning the work from this recording will certainly enjoy its sunniest side. A good CD, the Sixth possibly the best performance so far in Serebrier's evolving Dvorák symphony cycle."
Serebrier: Flute Concerto with Tango
Sharon Bezali - Richard Tognetti
Australian Chamber Orchestra / BIS Records
"The Flute Concerto is a richly-layered work in which the soloist is challenged right from the word go. Bezaly’s amazing technique is tested to the limit. The long singing lines that occur in the third movement, require abilities that almost defy belief but she comes through with flying colors. The work is full of flute “pyrotechnics” but also many lyrical passages showing the flute’s supreme mellifluous qualities. This concerto is a fantastic addition to the flute music repertoire and no doubt other flautists will want to get to know it". >
"Serebrier’s taut and transparent Flute Concerto with Tango premiered at Carnegie Hall. With Sharon Bezaly serving as soloist, the tootling was spectacular".
Verdi: Complete Ballet Music from the Operas (Naxos)
"Stylistically, Serebrier reminds us of Victor de Sabata and the early mastery of Arturo Toscanini."
Crescendo Magazine, Germany
"It’s to Serebrier’s credit that there isn’t a bar here that fails to entertain"
Dvorak: Symphony No 7 - VOLUME 2 (Warner Classics)
"Serebrier's control is masterly in Dvorak's 7th Symphony."
International Record Review
"José Serebrier extends his Dvorak survey with fiery, colorful renditions of the composer’s mature masterpieces in various forms".
"The Seventh Symphony receives a warm, rounded performance that resolutely refuses to over-egg the drama of the piece, but lets it speak naturally in a spacious performance".
Herald Scotland / Sunday Herald
Dvorak: Symphony No 9 From the New World VOLUME 1 (Warner Classics)
It should surely rank with the finest – if not the best of allInternational Record Review
"Enthusiasm and sonic loveliness mark conductor José Serebrier’s latest traversal of Dvorak, a projected complete cycle of the symphonies and symphonic poems...a thrilling experience."
Glazunov Complete Concertos
Russian National Orchestra / Barton Pine / Romanovsky / Yang / Chisson / Serov
CD of the Week, Colorado Public Radio
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Classical CD of the Week, The Telegraph, UK
CD of the Month, MusicWeb International
LIVE IN MOSCOW: Rachmaninov "The Bells" & works by Shostakovich, Glazunov, Mussorgsky
Russian National Orchestra/ Serebrier
"Serebrier held the Russian National Orchestra, soloists and choir in the palm of his hand, coaxing out of them an incandescent performance of Rachmaninov's The Bells." GRAMOPHONE
"This fine disc captures Jose Serebrier at the helm of a variety of Russian works, several of which testify to his cultural lineage to Leopold Stokowski". AUDIOPHILE AUDITION
Serebrier: Symphony No. 1; Violin Concerto "Winter"; Double Bass Concerto "Nueve";
"Music for an Imaginary Film"; "Tango in Blue"; "Casi un Tango"
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Serebrier
"Big and exciting showpieces, stunningly played."
"The Bournemouth Symphony is in stunning form for Serebrier’s conducting. High impact sound." David's Review Corner
Glazunov: Symphonies 1, 2, 3 & 9
Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Serebrier
"This series has already become required listening for every music lover" Audiophile Audition
"The most impressive thing about these performances is the conductor’s understanding of Romantic musical theatricality. There are no conductors as well suited to this music nowadays as Serebrier." "As on the previous recordings in the series, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra plays gloriously, with exceptional ensemble...you’ll fall in love." Fanfare
Shostakovich: Film Music
Belgian Radio Symphony Orchestra / Serebrier
"José Serebrier, the master of grace, orchestral singing and breathing and transparent balance, obtains melodious sounds from the Belgian Radio Symphony Orchestra." "No one will ever forget how the elegant Prelude is played; the playing here is unforgettable!" Stereoplay
Stokowski: Bach Transcriptions, Vol. 2
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra / Serebrier
"Serebrier’s tempos occasionally deviate from those of Stokowski, even to more stunning, virtuoso effect. That Serebrier keeps his sound absolutely homogeneous itself testifies to a color will-power we tend to ascribe to Mengelberg and Stokowski himself." Audiophile Audition
"one of the best and sexiest records of the year" TimeOut Chicago
"Stunningly successful recording. Superb and intensely musical, combining orchestral virtuosity and sensitivity. José Serebrier delivers superb performances" International Record Review
Stokowski: Wagner Symphonic Syntheses
"In these performances by José Serebrier and the BournemouthSymphony Orchestra, these tone poems have aunique sumptuousness of sound and for those who love this evocative music gloriously played, there is much here that will ravish the ear." -The Leopold Stokowski Society
"It would be hard to imagine a more sumptuous disc. José Serebrier conducts the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in thrilling performances, passionate and treated to orchestral sound of demonstration quality".
Glazunov: Symphony No. 6 / La Mer / Salome
GRAMMY nomination: "Best orchestral recording of the Year"
Royal Scottish National Orchestra / José Serebrier
"A series made in heaven" -FANFARE Magazine
"The performance of the Sixth Symphony is simply magnificent" - International Record Review
"A mind-altering series...one quality of Serebrier’s Glazunov series has been is its combination of the Stokowskian and Szellian...a riveting experience."
DVD - Mussorgsky/Stokowski: Pictures at an Exhibition; A Night on Bare Mountain & Serebrier: Symphony No. 3 'Symphonie Mystique' - National Youth Orchestra of Spain / José Serebrier
"What a sweet and bracing breath of fresh air it is to see conductor/composer José Serebrier taking such obvious delight in the brilliant playing of his National Youth Orchestra of Spain on this concert DVD filmed at Chester Cathedral in Britain. Bravissimo to Maestro Serebrier for guiding a new generation of world-class players..." DVDtalk
Carmen Symphony / Works by Bizet-Serebrier, Ginastera, Villa-Lobos, Revueltas and Serebrier - United States Marine Band / José Serebrier
"Conductor José Serebrier is surely the hardest working man in show business, with over 250 recordings to his credit, and countless awards. On this occasion he teams up with the renowned United States Marine Band, a live performance, applause included." WholeNote
“Vivid and powerful. Strongly recommended!” ClassicalNet
Shostakovich: The Golden Age, (first complete recording of the complete Ballet) – 2-CD set - Royal Scottish National Orchestra / José Serebrier
“José Serebrier is a top rate conductor/composer with a sense of choice and judgement second to none. He gets the very best from a youthful RSNO”
“This is a breathtaking recording”
"Serebrier gets straight into the exuberant spirit of the music, inspiring the RSNO so much so that they produce an incandescent performance which eclipses the Mariinsky..."
Schwarz-Schilling: Sinfonia Diatonica; Symphony in C
Staatskapelle Weimar / José Serebrier
"José Serebrier leads the Staatskapelle Weimar in a performance of astonishing authority, with playing both warm and flexible, and the recording quality is satisfyingly clear, well-balanced and finely shaded." STEREOPLAY