Denève moulded a performance of the Pastoral Symphony that was strong both in atmosphere and colour. Dynamics were subtly shaded, tempi carefully judged. (…) There was clear empathy between the Brussels Philharmonic and their conductor, especially apparent in the lovely wind playing.
(…) Again Denève and his orchestra created a wide, deep palette of tonal colours and ranged through strongly contrasted moods. (…) Many in the audience stood and cheered. And well they might.”