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Michael Cookson
MusicWeb International, December 2017

Ensemble Raro’s album titled ‘Being Earnest’ comprises two compelling chamber scores from Ernst von Dohnányi the Piano Quintet No. 2 and Piano Sextet. Expertly performed, these two glorious works in a late-Romantic style are certainly underrated and make a refreshing change from the standard repertoire one usually encounters. © 2017 MusicWeb International

Richard A. Kaplan
Fanfare, May 2017

Ensemble Raro, anchored by pianist Diana Ketler and violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky, continues to impress. The performance of the Quintet is well paced and polished, that of the Sextet suitably passionate in the opening Allegro appassionato. © 2017 Fanfare Read complete review

Don O’Connor
American Record Guide, March 2017

The performances and interpretation of both works are first class, with good recorded sound. © 2017 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide

Stephen Greenbank
MusicWeb International, February 2017

The commitment and passion the Ensemble Raro bring to these delightful scores, in addition to their immaculate ensemble, is a winning element. Their performances are superbly stylish. The acoustic of the Studio 2, Rundfunk München confers warmth and intimacy on the sound.

This is chamber music playing of the highest calibre. © 2017 MusicWeb International Read complete review

Remy Franck
Pizzicato, January 2017

Ensemble Raro shows full engagement with Dohnanyi’s music. The playing is extremely well balanced, sensitive and throughout the various movements very exciting. The recorded sound is excellent. © 2017 Pizzicato

Michael Cookson
MusicWeb International, December 2016

This is accomplished playing from Ensemble Raro and its three guest players, marked by impeccable unity with their individual timbre blending together beautifully. One senses that the chamber ensemble has fully engaged with Dohnányi’s discerning and elegant soundworld. Recorded at the studios of Rundfunk München, the sound quality is clear, and strings, wind and brass are extremely well balanced…

Expertly performed, these two impeccably crafted chamber scores from Dohnányi make a refreshing change from the standard repertoire one usually encounters. © 2016 MusicWeb International Read complete review

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