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Lawrence Hansen
American Record Guide, September 2014

This is an important compendium of the work of a great conductor.

What fascinates me about these performances—aside from lucid, compelling, powerful music-making that’s hard to stop listening to—is that none of them sound like the work of an elderly artist. © 2014 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide




W. Stephen Habington
La Scena Musicale, February 2014

The collection is a well-deserved tribute to a stalwart, supremely gifted musician and composer. The performances recorded here are uniformly outstanding. Listen and discover why the Germans call him, Stanislove. © 2014 La Scena Musicale Read complete review




David Hurwitz
ClassicsToday.com, January 2014

Skroweczewski has always been an outstanding Bartók conductor… These versions of the Concerto for Orchestra and Divertimento are excellent. The Berlioz belongs squarely to the “analytical” school of interpretations—think Markevitch—but as we all know that does not preclude a powerful listening experience, and it doesn’t here. The two Chopin piano concertos offer few opportunities for the conductor to characterize the music, but he manages to do it very tellingly, and no one has recorded them more often than Skrowaczewski. These are performance of great distinction, as CT.com’s Jed Distler pointed out in his review of the single-disc release: warm, intimate, and infinitely nuanced.

The man has always been a class act, and if any artist deserves this sort of a birthday party, then he does. A great set. © 2014 ClassicsToday.com Read complete review





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