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John Wilson & Sinfonia of London record Rachmaninov’s Symphony No.2 for Chandos

And still they come. John Wilson and his classy pick-up ensemble would now appear to be embarked on a Rachmaninov symphony series and, as is often the case with this conductor, the results are not quite what might have been expected. The team recently turned in a programme comprising a high-voltage account of the Third […]

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English Music For Strings [Sinfonia of London - John Wilson] [Chandos Records- CHSA 5264]

UnLamentable Bridge

Five stars for sensational technical quality in each case. However, neither of these overlapping collections is quite the unqualified success that might have been expected. John Wilson and the strings of the Sinfonia of London come closest to nailing it. As might be expected their music-making is tremendously efficient. Lingering is frowned upon, the mood

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