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"But the real stars are the musicians: Ms. Wolf, Mr. Barros, the cellist Andrew Janss and the violinist Victoria Wolf Lewis, playing rapturous accounts of Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich. What “Akhmatova” lacks in story detail, it makes up for in the muscularity and shimmering lyricism of its music, so reflective of the Russian character."

The New York Times

"A quintet of musicians and the soprano Kristina Bachrach perform (beautifully) music by Amy Beach, a 19th-century American composer to whose work I am glad to have been introduced."

The New York Times 


"And it was remarkable that Soviet artists were able to create such enduring works of art: and the best moments occur when Wolf and fellow musicians—fellow pianist Max Barros, violinist Victoria Wolf Lewis and cellist Andrew Janss—play works by Prokofiev, Shostakovich and Sergei Rachmaninov, briefly transporting her (and us) to a place away from the gulags and secret police, however much that reality informed their very creativity."

The Flip Side

Loft Opera Reviews (Concertmaster)

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