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stankov ensemble

'...technically impeccable and deeply committed...'


MusicWeb International

'....performances are technically immaculate...'

International Record Review

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lachezar stankov

'....arresting technical fluency and panache....'



stankov ensemble

'...a disc to treasure...'
MusicWeb International

'Dazzling virtuosity...'
Classical Music Daily


'Exceptionally beautiful music, sparklingly performed, sumptuously recorded, with a very insightful essay thrown in for good measure.' 


Gerald Fenech, Classical Music Daily

'...superb playing of both orchestra and soloists...

...Readers who have not yet encountered the works of the young Felix Mendelssohn, should lend an ear to this recording, and those who already have a recording of the double concerto, which probably is the original version with string accompaniment, will be surprised by the heft and exuberance of the full orchestra variant. With a full-toned, well-balanced recording and inspired music making this is a disc to treasure...'


Göran Forsling, MusicWeb International

' exhilarating experience, a ‘broad canvassing’ of articulation by the Stankov brothers...immaculate to the tee! This is where Mendelssohn’s construct fluidly enables violin and piano to marriage with nonpareil..'.

'... Listening to the exercise between these two soloists is like a surgical dissection which slices away with impeccable scrutiny: each note can easily be heard, 

separated, delineated, and nicely placed upon the ear. That is the gift this CD emits...'

'...The fluidity tussles, engages, releases and re-groups to give a pleasance of genteel glamour and absolute formality...'

'...These two œuvres are true virtuosic gems, and Meridian Records has captured the soul and heart of Felix Mendelssohn in a vibrant musical re-landscaping. A strong “thumbs up” to the Stankov brothers...'


Christie Grimstad, ConcertoNet

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