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Bob McQuiston
Classical Lost and Found, August 2016

The LQ is ideally spread across a generous soundstage in warm suitably reverberant surroundings with the clarinet positioned front-and-center for the quintet. The strings are natural sounding with an occasional upper zing, while the clarinet is perfectly captured and balanced against them. Chamber music enthusiasts will find this demonstration quality CD most enjoyable. © 2016 Classical Lost and Found Read complete review



Patrick Hanudel
American Record Guide, July 2016

The performances are well done and enjoyable. Krehl rarely ventures beyond the conservative Leipzig tradition, but his music is superbly crafted and genuine. His sonata forms are robustly developed, his slow movements are tender and affecting, and his scherzos are hearty and exuberant. The Larchmere sports a rather translucent sound, but the ensemble work is very good, and the group’s sonic philosophy fits Krehl’s neo-classical leanings… © 2016 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Michael Schulman
The WholeNote, April 2016

…for all [Krehl’s] looking backward and academic credentials, the music on this CD never sounds imitative or academic. The performances are similarly un-stodgy, expressive and vivacious. Krehl’s String Quartet Op. 17, published in 1899, is filled with attractive, yearning melodies and unexpected, engaging changes of texture, tempo and rhythm. …we are treated to wistful melodies, imaginative part-writing and frequent, effective changes of mood.

Considering Krehl’s obscurity, I was happily surprised by just how good and downright enjoyable this music is, with lovely melodies and attention-holding narratives. © 2016 The WholeNote Read complete review



Rick Anderson
Baker & Taylor CD Hotlist, April 2016

Stephan Krehl is mainly remembered today as an academic music theorist, but this recording shows him also to have been an accomplished composer of utterly and unrepentantly old-fashioned chamber music in the Romantic style. © 2016 Baker & Taylor CD Hotlist Read complete review





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