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Stephen Estep
The Absolute Sound, April 2017

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Everything is economical and even tame, but the craftsmanship is undeniable. …The Skride sisters have the interpretations just right, through Baiba’s violin tone is a little thin and her vibrato faster than I prefer. Sonics are nice and clear. © 2017 The Absolute Sound



Stephen Estep
American Record Guide, March 2017

The Skride sisters’ interpretation is nuanced and idiomatic. Baiba’s tone is too bright, and her vibrato is fast for my taste, but attenuating the treble on my amplifier helped. © 2017 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide




BBC Music Magazine, December 2016

Nothing, one feels, is being added to this music: it is all a loving, intelligent drawing out, and the recordings serve the musicianship to perfection. © 2016 BBC Music Magazine




Erica Jeal
The Guardian, September 2016

The most envelope-pushing work—and the one that makes the most of Baiba’s characteristic intensity of tone and muscular yet seamless phrasing—is the 1912 Sonata No 2 by Nielsen, its first movement a seething, searching bundle of mood-swings, its finale a deceptively relaxed waltz that in one striking passage anticipates the climbdown from one of the climaxes in the Fourth Symphony… Why are these works not played more often? © 2016 The Guardian Read complete review





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