Inbal Segev’s latest album, “Anna Clyne: DANCE; Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto” has received warm praise and critical acclaim since its release on Avie Records on June 5. In just a few days, the album rose to number one on the Amazon Classical Concertos chart and received glowing reviews in the San Francisco Classical Voice, BBC Radio 3, and La Scala Radio, as well as placements on “NPR Music’s 25 Favorite Songs of 2020 (So Far)” and Gramophone’s “Best new classical albums: Editor’s Choice, August 2020“.
BBC Radio 3 called the concerto, “an enticing melting pot of ideas,” referring to Clyne’s use of motifs from her own English/Irish and Jewish/Polish ancestry interspersed with inspiration from Inbal’s Israeli-American heritage. The review appreciated the pairing of Clyne’s “biting dissonance” with Inbal’s “spirited approach and rich tones.” La Scala Radio agreed, praising the recording as “spectacular.” San Francisco Classical Voice described the concerto as, “enticing…very attractive, thoroughly tonal, [and] audience-friendly,” and lauded Inbal’s flawless technique and “warmth of timbre.” Gramophone hailed Inbal as, “a cellist with something to say,” and called the performance, “a compelling rendition of the Elgar Concerto…paired here with a heartfelt and striking new work….” NPR positioned the first movement of DANCE on a list that included the likes of Bob Dylan and Aretha Franklin.
“Anna Clyne: DANCE; Edward Elgar: Cello Concerto” is now available for purchase or streaming through major retailers.