Augustin Dumay violin & conductor, Sinfonia Varsovia, Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra (ONYX 4154)
There’s no whiff of stale routine, and Dumay’s customarily stylish, raptly intense showing, to say nothing of his subtly variegated tonal palette, will enthral his many admirers. Fritz Kreisler’s cadenzas are favoured – and imperiously the Frenchman delivers them, too. […] Dumay also impresses with the baton in a live account of Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony. [In Brahms’ Sextet], nothing is forced in a memorably intuitive rendering which is intensely appreciative of this heavenly score’s generosity of spirit, burnished glow and tumbling lyricism – perhaps nowhere more so than in the inspired theme and variations of the second movement. […] Onyx’s consistently superior production values, the handsome, cloth-bound presentation and excellent notes by Jeremy Nicholas bolster the appeal of this enticing package.
Gramophone, Andrew Achenbach, July 2015