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Jonathan Woolf via Fanfare Magazine

Gross is securely au fait with Rosetti…and he and Havlik dovetail excellently, with some acrobatic writing and a fair amount of rococo wit to be heard. Elegant lyricism floods the slow movement, whilst [sic] hunting motifs are out in force for the Rondo finale.

The two soloists make an estimable team, whether in unison or curling apart for the virtuosic or lyric writing embedded in these genial scores.

Lydia Van Dreel via HornCall Magazine

Steven Gross…and Jiri Havlik have made an elegant recording of classical concerti for two horns and orchestra. These musicians…have found a happy stylistic middle ground wherein their sounds merge compatibly. Musicians and conductors will be inspired to program these works after hearing this excellent recording.

Calvin Smith via HornCall Magazine

Steven Gross delivers . . . with a virtuosity that seems effortless, with flair and aplomb. His articulations are clear and precise. Legato passages are smooth with a clean precision. This is horn playing at the highest level.

John Ericson via HornMatters.com

Steven Gross brings a great touch to this work with a musical and light style.

Robert Markow via Fanfare Magazine

Gross’s playing brims with confidence, flair, and authority. He has the legendary natural facility and musicianship of Dennis Brain, the clarity of articulation of Philip Farkas, and the tone quality of Hermann Baumann—golden, radiant, well focused, and absolutely brilliant in the high range. It is the kind of sound that makes a youngster tug at his father’s trouser legs and beg him to be allowed to learn the instrument.

Janelle Gelfand, The Cincinnati Enquirer

[Gordon Jacob’s Horn Concerto] was the perfect vehicle for Mr. Gross’ warm tone and fluid phrasing.  He navigated running passages with admirable skill and impeccable intonation. His sense of singing line in the adagio was persuasive, and the finale, featuring a repeated-note figure, was propulsive, infectious and smiling.

Mary Ellyn Hutton, The Cincinnati Post

…featured spectacular, highly-lying solos by principal horn Steven Gross.

Michael Smith, Santa Barbara News-Press

Steven Gross’s horn solo in the second movement was gorgeous.

Gerald Carpenter, The Independent

Bernard Krol’s “Laudatio for Solo Horn,” was some kind of tour de force, or at the least, the remarkable hornist Steven Gross turned it into one.

David Stabler, The Sunday Oregonian

…played a humorous and rousing concert in Bandon’s trim Sprague Community Theatre…showed skill and stamina in difficult music.

Barry Kilpatrick, American Record Guide

…an excellent tone and the ability and temperament to play heroically.

Ken Smith, New York Concert Review

…offered some of the cleanest articulation and purest musicality I’ve ever heard.

Robert Finn, Cleveland Plain Dealer

…mellow tone, sure control of dynamics and phrasing.

Jim Kopp, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

[Steve Gross] played with a warm, rich tone and showed all the varied articulations and dynamics the composer demanded.

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