Reviews from Britten Sinfonia’s performances with Sir Mark Elder in the second instalment of their Brahms Symphony Cycle:Seen and Heard
"Naturally Britten Sinfonia exhibited a peerless command of the composer’s music."Bachtrack
"The closing Allegro had plenty of impetus without becoming frantic, and the coda, capped by some athletic and jubilant trumpet playing, was terrific. Hugo Wolf once said “Brahms cannot exult”. He should have heard this."Classical Source
"The gracious interpretation of Brahms’s Second Symphony had all the advantages of poetic phrasing without any romantic overstatement."