24/06/2015. Gramophone Magazine

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 (from September 2010 in Tokyo’s Suntory Hall) of Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony. The performance as a whole has creditable zest, punch and rhythmic acuity.

ONYX4154_225There’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 (from September 2010 in Tokyo’s Suntory Hall) of Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony. The performance as a whole has creditable zest, punch and rhythmic acuity. […]
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 (the delicate hush these players locate at 5’56” takes the breath away). Spontaneity, joy and teamwork are the watchwords, as exemplified by the unfettered exuberance of the Scherzo’s bounding Trio section.

Onyx’s consistently superior production values, the handsome, cloth-bound presentation and excellent notes by Jeremy Nicholas bolster the appeal of this enticing package, whose two discs retail for the price of one.
Gramophone Magazine, Andrew Achenbach, June 2015