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Rob Cowan
Gramophone, September 2016

The first significant point to strike home about this varied programme is the excellence of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester’s playing under the patient baton of Gerd Albrecht… © 2016 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone



Steven Kruger
Fanfare, September 2016

Everything here, nonetheless, is of high quality. The overture has the perfect sort of elegant snark to be the opening of a classic “chivalrous” drama—think of something like Kind Hearts and Coronets or The Wrong Box. The Bohemian songs and dances are mostly slow concertante pieces, gorgeously affectionate, swoopy and moving. They are gentle, minus the rousing furiants that ensure Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances keep appearing on the concert stage. © 2016 Fanfare Read complete review



Roger Hecht
American Record Guide, September 2016

Weinberger was a good, not a great composer, but his music is entertaining and colorful and certainly worth exploring. The sound and performances suit the music well… © 2016 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide




Remy Franck
Pizzicato, July 2016

Known above all for his opera Švanda the Bagpiper, Jaromír Weinberger has written other charming works, and a selection can be heard on this CD, expertly conducted by Gerd Albrecht. © 2016 Pizzicato



Bob McQuiston
Classical Lost and Found, June 2016

These groundbreaking performances serve as a memorial to two fine German musicians who died in just the past couple of years, namely conductor Gerd Albrecht and organist Jörg Strodthoff. Maestro Albrecht gets superb playing from the Berlin German Symphony Orchestra. © 2016 Classical Lost And Found Read complete review



Barry Forshaw
Classical CD Choice, May 2016

…this unusual disc is proof that the [Weinberger] was more than a one-hit wonder, with some very attractive and colourful music on offer—and given persuasive advocacy. © 2016 Classical CD Choice Read complete review



Rob Barnett
MusicWeb International, May 2016

The delightful picaresque Overture is quite filmic with some unusual eldritch moments. It’s maybe a touch Straussian but not densely lush. There’s a hint of Korngold, Waxman and even Mahler. The brass writing is brilliant, being nicely captured in a wide and deep acoustic which is kind to both the fine filigree as well as the swagger and romping heroics. © 2016 MusicWeb International Read complete review





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