Busoni Turandot, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Naxos
Editor's pick of ten outstanding CDs of the month by Gramophone magazine. Classical Charts in the UK.
Gramophone Magazine, July 2002: "a stylish release"
BBC Music Magazine, July 2002: 5 star Performance
"Samuel Wong brings out the barbaric colouring, the harsh ceremonial of Busoni's highly individual take on Gozzi's play better than any performance I've heard. Instrumental detail is sinisterly pointed with obvious relish (hear the baleful brass at the start of the 'Night Waltz')... performances of extraordinary intensity" --Calum MacDonald, BBC Music Magazine, July 2002
Amazon.co.uk: "magnificent achievement"
"I have not mentioned the magnificent contribution of the Hong Kong Philharmonic... This has turned into a very classy orchestra indeed... A magnificent achievement all round. You have to buy this!"
Bright Sheng - China Dreams, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Naxos
Editor's pick of ten outstanding CDs of the month by Gramophone magazine (May, 2003)
Britten War Requiem, New York Philharmonic, Teldec
Chamber orchestra sections with Jerry Hadley and Thomas Hampson