"This set is a godsend. Glazunov’s Violin Concerto maintains its hold on the repertoire, but how many times do we hear the two piano concertos or the one for saxophone, let alone the Concerto Ballata for cello or the miniatures he wrote for violin, cello and horn? José Serebrier’s recordings of Glazunov’s eight completed symphonies, plus the torso of a projected ninth, have established a valuable core of music in the catalogue, but this two-disc album of the concertos with the Russian National Orchestra is far more than merely an appendage. Glazunov had an instinct for the dynamics of concerto writing, his ear for orchestral colour combining with his mellow lyricism and secure architectural sense to create a frisson that some of the symphonies might lack. The Violin Concerto, winsomely played by Rachel Barton Pine, was the first to be composed in 1904; the pair of piano concertos, with Alexander Romanovsky here a soloist of soul and spirit, followed over the next couple of decades. True, Glazunov’s style did not change markedly with the years — not even for the Saxophone Concerto of 1934 — but he knew precisely how to harness instruments’ individual expressive qualities."
Daily Telegraph - Geoffrey Norris
"But there's little doubt that both Serebrier and his soloists, supported by warmly idiomatic playing from the Russian National Orchestra and a beautifully clear recording, make a highly perusasive case for the reappraisal of theses works. I was particularly taken with the wonderfully sweet and sensitively nuanced playing of violinist Rachel Barton-Pine, the nobility and warmth of Wen-Sinn Yang's cello and aobve all the extraordinarily rich sound from pianist Alexander Romanovsky".
Erik Levi, BBC Music MAgazine