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James H. North
Fanfare, September 2014

…pianist Katya Apekisheva plays gloriously, and [Annette] von Hehn holds up her end of the bargain.

This whole CD is interesting, and the violin sonata seals an enthusiastic recommendation. © 2014 Fanfare Read complete review



Grego Applegate Edwards
Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review, May 2014

Spectrum Concerts Berlin give us nearly an hour of very well-played Toch…we get some masterful examples of a composer that well deserves recognition.

Anyone with a penchant for early modernists will revel in this release. Highly recommended. © 2014 Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review Read complete review



Bob McQuiston
Classical Lost and Found, May 2014

Our performers are drawn from one of Germany’s finest chamber music organizations, Spectrum Concerts Berlin (SCB). They include violinist Annette von Hehn, violist Hartmut Rohde, cellist Jens Peter Maintz along with clarinetist Lars Wouters van den Oudenweijer, as well as pianists Katya Apekisheva for the Adagio…and violin sonata, and Jascha Nemtsov the cello sonata.

Each a virtuoso in their own right, together they deliver superb performances of these pieces. Toch couldn’t have better advocates, and readers who haven’t done so already may want to investigate SCB’s previous Toch Naxos release.

…the recordings are generally good. They present a modest soundstage appropriate to the small forces involved in a warm acoustic with the instruments well placed and balanced. For the most part the strings are natural sounding and the piano well captured… © 2014 Classical Lost and Found Read complete review





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