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Stephen Barber
MusicWeb International, May 2017

Elena Denisova is a powerful soloist with a rich and full tone who gives an eloquent performance. …Her conductor Alexei Kornienko is also her husband and works both as a conductor and as a pianist. He secures effective support from the Gustav Mahler Ensemble. © 2017 MusicWeb International Read complete review



Gavin Dixon
Fanfare, May 2017

…the playing of the ensemble is excellent, particularly from the wind soloists: the horn becomes particularly prominent in Kolisch’s arrangement, and the round but emphatic tone of the player here is ideal.

[Elena Denisova’s] sound is warm, and her phrasing generous… © 2017 Fanfare Read complete review



Donald R Vroon
American Record Guide, March 2017

Excellent sound, and the “orchestra” doesn’t sound puny at all. © 2017 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide




Jed Distler
ClassicsToday.com, December 2016

The recording balance reflects a resonant concert hall ambience, where the slightly diffuse overall blend conveys largeness and sweep, abetted by Kornienko’s headlong tempos for the big outer movements and violin soloist Elena Denisova’s effortlessly driving technical brilliance. © 2016 ClassicsToday.com Read complete review





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