Top positive review
A taster of treats
9 February 2012
Lovely music. But this album comes over as a taster of different styles and periods with short samples. The knowledgeable listener will pick up the various influences on Hopkins over his life, particularly his youth.
I hope the next album will be themed and have longer pieces with a definite Hopkins style and not just tributes to the great composers. As a debut album, this is incredible, I can't think of anything better in recent times. Maybe it hits my button as a ClassicFM devotee rather than a Radio 3 person.