Financial Times, March 2018:

Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, like much of the American’s work, embraces everything that Stravinsky studiously avoided: showtune populism, heart-on-sleeve emotion, tunefulness for its own sake — but it is no worse for it. Rather, by bringing his own musical brand to the Hebrew texts of his Jewish upbringing, Bernstein engaged with them on a refreshingly instinctive level. And on Saturday the orchestra and the LPO Choir did the same, revelling in the work’s exuberance, under their conductor Thierry Fischer.