The Independent geeft 4 van de 5 sterren aan de uitvoering van “Quadrophenia”.
“Orchestrated by the composer’s partner Rachel Fuller, who fleshed out several of the enduring themes originally played on synthesizers and brass instruments, Classic Quadrophenia is not as far-fetched a development as it might seem.
The water metaphors reminiscent of Vaughan Williams turned Townshend’s magnum opus into a celebration of Britishness worthy of Danny Boyle’s Isles of Wonder at the 2012 Olympics. Quadrophenia’s place in the classical canon is assured”
The Guardian geeft 3 van de 5 sterren.
“Townshend has always been a master craftsman, so his songs are able to carry the weight of instrumentation, and Fuller’s arrangements are sensitive and loyal to the original music throughout. They prove that it is possible to turn Quadrophenia into a classical work: whether it is necessary, or even desirable, is another matter entirely”