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Barry Brenesal
Fanfare, March 2016

The performances are technically astute. Kalitzke presses hard on the burlesque element wherever it occurs, as he should, but for the rest of the time clarifies textures and plays up the scores’ brightly varied instrumentation. The endless series of ostinatos are as propulsive as one could wish, and the Berliners perform with evident enjoyment. Pianist Steffen Schleiermacher certainly has the chops for a big-boned sonata such as Mosolov’s First… He is a fine accompanist for the very characterful Natalia Pschenitschnikova, and works hand in glove with Ringela Riemke, whose songful playing makes so much of the Legend. © 2016 Fanfare Read complete review



Allen Gimbel
American Record Guide, January 2016

A fascinating document of a musical byway. Some of these pieces turn up occasionally, but never in one place. Performances are excellent. © 2016 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Graham Rickson
The Arts Desk, December 2015

A fascinating anthology, well-performed and cleanly recorded. © 2015 The Arts Desk Read complete review



Grego Applegate Edwards
Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review, October 2015

The performances are quite good and the music transcends its era to speak to us today, as it simultaneously and necessarily embodies the era in which it was born.

Kudos to the artists for making this music breathe again in full force for us. It is a must-hear for all who seek to understand the musical world we now occupy, the roots of new music, the largely forgotten output of a genuinely talented composer. Bravo! © 2015 Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review Read complete review



Stephen Barber
MusicWeb International, October 2015

The performances are all committed and efficient… The recordings from two different venues are clear and natural.

I hope Capriccio continue to explore this repertoire. © 2015 MusicWeb International Read complete review



David Fanning
Gramophone, October 2015

…Steffen Schleiermacher has form with Mosolov…and he brings an edgy intensity as well as energy to all the pieces involving him. …the playing on this disc does full justice to the music. © 2015 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone



Bruce Reader
The Classical Reviewer, September 2015

The performances are excellent and the recording is immediate if rather dry. © 2015 The Classical Reviewer Read complete review



Jem Cook
Classical CD Choice, September 2015

Many composers are only known for single piece… but a piece that lasts only 3 minutes? Among his contemporary countrymen Alexander Mosolov certainly underwent one of the most individual developments. Although most of his compositions have remained unknown both in the Soviet Union and abroad, a single piece has ensured that his name has stayed lastingly present: the Iron Foundry from the ballet Steel (1926/27), a work that was at odds with Socialist Realism gradually becoming established in the post-revolutionary Soviet Union. © 2015 Classical CD Choice




Remy Frank
Pizzicato, September 2015

This is a very welcome and truly important CD, since recordings with the music of the Russian Avant-garde composer Mosolov are still a rarity. The performances are top notch! © 2015 Pizzicato





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