"He gives them [the orchestra] what they need, no less and no more, and musicians of the calibre of the BBC Philharmonic respond to that with playing of remarkable spirit and lovely tone. I don’t know how he does it, but, beyond helping them to shape their phrases simply and attractively, it’s as if he silently tells them – the strings in particular – they are going to make beautiful music together … and they do."
The Arts Desk, March 2018