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Elliot Fisch
American Record Guide, January 2016

Conductor Strobel leads an excellent recording of the rarely heard Mascagni and Rota’s and Muti’s Symphonic Suite. …The orchestral playing is precise and the sound is excellent. © 2016 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide




Nick Barnard
MusicWeb International, December 2015

A complete surprise—a major score for a film pre-dating just about every other major work in the genre written by an Italian opera composer. Great fun—very evocative, by no means profound but performed with real gusto and panache. © 2015 MusicWeb International



Steven A. Kennedy
Cinemusical, October 2015

…this is a lush and wonderful performance of this important early film work (Rapsodia Satanica). Strobel’s direction helps lend the proper dramatic shape and the German Rhineland orchestra are captured in excellent sound. This is an important release for fans of classic early silent film music. © 2015 Cinemusical Read complete review



Tim Ashley
Gramophone, October 2015

Strobel has a real sense of the music’s grand passions, and his Ludwigshafen-based orchestra is impressive, too, with plenty of glamour in the woodwind and appropriately lush strings. You’ll like it if you like Mascagni’s operas. © 2015 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone



Nick Barnard
MusicWeb International, September 2015

…I have been surprised and delighted in turns by the music and performances on offer. Certainly I will be seeking out Strobel’s other Capriccio discs.

A revelation and an obligatory listen for all film music aficionados. © 2015 MusicWeb International Read complete review





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