CD Review- International Record Review on Bobby and Hans vol 3, July/August 2013

“[T]here is about Woods’s traversal a ringing personal conviction about the merits of this score which lends a defining urgency and authority to his performance…Under Woods, the Orchestra of the Swan plays with magnetic conviction and unwavering technical assurance. There’s and ardour and resolve here which leaves the listener in no doubt that these musicians and their conductor believe in the worth of every bar of this music and it would be hard not to remain gripped throughout this traversal. Plangent string textures and solo wind contributions of character and distinction show just how far the Orchestra of the Swan has progressed during the relatively short period of its existence and it plays with more involvement, commitment and individuality than some of its better known rivals..”

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