"The recording is full-toned, spacious and very easy on the ear; I think a collector would return to this disc and certainly be tempted to play demonstration items—especially the Shostakovich—to entertain visiting friends. Recommended." Gramophone
A most daring massed instrumental addition from Cala to the London Sound series. The London Viola Sound includes an extraordinary variety of pieces and styles, and features Rivka Golani whose impeccable technique has earned her the recognition as one of the greatest violists of all time. Bold programming is matched by fine arrangements by Julian Milone, in a landmark viola recording. From the intense driving force of 48 violas charging through Shostakovich's Galop from Cheryomushki to the hypnotic wash of strings in Weill's Kiddush these are sublime performances whose sound simmers with emotional intensity.