Since the Oslo Philharmonic performed at Royal Albert Hall 29th August, several newspapers and media outlets have reviewed the concert. Here's an overview of the reviews in English:
Andrew Clements in The Guardian writes: "The orchestra, which made its mark internationally when Mariss Jansons was its music director in the 1990s, remains a top-class ensemble."
Read review: Thrilling ensemble bring Russian revolution to life
Neil Fisher in The Times writes: "There was punch and conviction from the Oslo Philharmonic in this cleverly programmed all-Russian Prom"
Read review: Oslo Philharmonic/Petrenko at the Royal Albert Hall
Richard Whitehouse in The Independent writes: "Petrenko was steadfast in support, having commenced the programme with a scintillating rendition of the suite which Stravinsky devised in 1919 from The Firebird."
− One of today’s top orchestras
Jeffery Taylor in Daily Express writes (about Dmitri Shostakovich' Symphony No. 12): "We were thrown in at the deep end with Revolutionary Petrograd as the first of four movements. Predictable but in the hands of the Oslo Philharmonic, extremely enjoyable."
Read review: BBC Prom 60 by Oslo Philharmonic
Mark Pullinger in Bachtrack writes: "The Oslo Philharmonic does fortissimo very well indeed. (...) It was all conducted with supreme confidence and utter conviction by Petrenko, often with his baton held pointing away from the orchestra, marshalling his troops expertly."
Geoff Diggines in Music Web International writes: "From tonight’s offering the Oslo Philharmonic must be seen as one of today’s top orchestras. Every section of the suite showed off a particular orchestral resonance, from the elegance, but also grainy quality of the woodwind, to the precision of the percussion, brilliance of the brass and the diversity of the various string sections."
Sam Smith in Music OMH writes (about Dmitri Shostakovich' Symphony No. 12): "In this very balanced and detailed performance by the Oslo Philharmonic under Vasily Petrenko, it was easy to engage with the piece’s strict musical credentials and to worry less about its connotations."
Read review: Prom 60