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Grant Chu Covell
La Folia, November 2016

These four discs present suites of Schnittke’s movie music. …Schnittke’s dexterity is immediately evident, as he appropriates any and all styles in order to make his points. © 2016 La Folia Read complete review




Gavin Dixon
Fanfare, November 2015

The recordings themselves are excellent, with the Berlin orchestra playing as well for Strobel as it does for Jurowski. …highly recommendable. © 2015 Fanfare Read complete review



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

It is treasure trove of orchestral music occupying a stylistic universe so diverse as to surprise often and nicely. We hear everything from neo-classical to rock-influenced to neo-romantic, ultra-modern and contemporary anthemic.

There is so much worthy music to absorb on these four CDs that I still have some ways to go to a full assimilation of it all. The box set gives you a Schnittke both fully original yet harnessed to the particular needs of any given film. It shows the creative brilliance of the composer while it no doubt furnishes highly effective music to fit each film. © 2015 Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review Read complete review



Dominy Clements
MusicWeb International, May 2015

…these recordings are excellent. © 2015 MusicWeb International Read complete review



Gavin Dixon
Classical CD Reviews, May 2015

…the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra…sound excellent on these recordings. Technically, there is little to challenge the players here, but their ability to move between the various styles, and to make each sound authentic (especially the jazz) is a key factor in the success of the project.

…this set is highly recommended. Whatever historical significance this music may have, it’s well worth hearing just because it’s so fun. © 2015 Classical CD Reviews Read complete review





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