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World echoes about the composer, Rabinovitch-Barakovsky

 
 Rabinovitch is one of today's most interesting composers. His musical language is based on a deep philosophy that one can clearly feel, although he is at the same time totally free from speculative character and dryness, the typical shortcomings of many contemporary works
Solomon Volkov, Novoe Russkoe Slovo, New York

Rabinovitch-Barakovsky is a Russian minimalist who defies category more that almost any composer I've heard in recent memory(...)This ability to reconcile the static with the engaging is perhaps the composer's greatest technical accomplishment. The Maithna and Jiao are works of a genuinely imaginative, original composer, who has a loopy personal vision, and deep musical technique that informs both the architecture and the sonic "skin" of his music. Highly recommended; it's rare one has "find" like this.
Robert Carl, Fanfare.

Rabinovitch's music poses - and goes beyond - the most significant musical questions of the end of the 20th century. It makes us feel the weight of history, which has never been so obvious as in this age of escapism and evasion, at the same time doing away with it by revealing a new tonal world. It mingles the rhythmic vitality that is so typical of this century with a rediscovery of mysticism, over and above progress in art. All these intermingled tendencies are expressed through a taste for beauty, through a freely-asserted hedonistic aspiration, by an exceptional artistic personality, a traveller on this planet...
Benoît Duteurtre

Rabinovitch's system of thinking and his creative individuality don't fit into any of our culture's known standards. (…) He is interested in the universal spirituality that doesn't stem from any known religion, and in a mystic unification of the eras. He doesn't see music as a pure substance, but as a language that works with abstract symbols.
Soviet Music

Resolutely hanging back from the contemporary circle, full of his official status, the musician remains an endless appartride, he is in an "elsewhere" geographical and metaphysical.
Frank Mallet, Classica


"Pura Cosa Mentale" is a two-disc set.....Simply put, no one else dares write music like "Six Intermediary States." ....
Gorgeous and weird sounds ooze out of the orchestra, and they get ever weirder and more gorgeous in wave after wave of not pure thought but pure aural ecstasy. The effect is almost as though Rabinovitch-Barakovsky, who elicited a winning performance from the Belgrade Philharmonic, has located a previously unknown pleasure point hidden deep in the inner ear.
Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times

The epic-length Incantations, scored for amplified piano and celeste, vibraphones, marimbas, electric guitar, and string orchestra, is a bright, sunny creation, unrelenting in its forward motion."
American Record Guide

"Exciting and hypnotic. Listened to intently his music has a genuine hypnotic power and an unnerving kind of rhythmic excitement."
Classic CD

Alexandre Rabinovitch's language, like that of an Arvo Pärt, is similar in many aspects to the "minimalist" conceptions of the American modernism, while drawing its raw material from European tradition.
Diapason

"Trois Invocations" offered spell-like moments of rich, self-propelled harmony, sometimes a tone poem, played with a reverent approach by the strings."
The Saratogian


"Those sounds, though, did not tell the story, acting out Rachmaninov, but prolonged themselves by repetition into a trance-like condition
The Independent, London


A profoundly original style, with Incantations for six soloists and string orchestra (1996) undoubtedly being its most accomplished example.
Frank Mallet, Le Monde de la Musique

"Calling Alexandre Rabinovitch's music "life-affirming" might be overstatement, but there is no denying that the composer's musical outlook on Incantations is positive and uplifting. (…) La Belle Musique No. 3 presents several attractive ideas cloaked in shimmering orchestral garb and accented by surprising harmonic and rhythmic gestures. The epic-length Incantations, scored for amplified piano and celeste, vibraphones, marimbas, electric guitar, and string orchestra, is a bright, sunny creation, unrelenting in its forward motion."
American Record Guide, May/June 2000

"Exciting and hypnotic. Listened to intently his music has a genuine hypnotic power and an unnerving kind of rhythmic excitement."
Classic CD, May 1994 England

"(…) Alexandre Rabinovitch's supremacy as pianist and composer was indisputable during the festival. (…) The most beautiful pearls in this necklace were the bewitching "Belle Musique No. 4" by Rabinovitch, and the separations and reunions of the tonal sequences "The Six Pianos" by Steve Reich."
La Culture, 30.11.1992 (about the festival "Alternativa", Moscow)

"The Paderewski hall was in fairy land Tuesday night. A singular spell hung over the Montbenon concert, extraordinary in every sense of the word, where Alexandre Rabinovitch was officiating at his own works."
24 Heures, Lausanne, 1987

"(…) Alexandre Rabinovitch's language, like that of an Arvo Pärt, is similar in many aspects to the "minimalist" conceptions of the American modernism, while drawing its raw material from European tradition.
Diapason, March 1994

"More than twenty years later (…) his music has not lost any of its impact and originality. Proof of which is this new record called Incantations, as intense and magical as the previous ones."
Les Inrockuptibles, March 2000

"As for Alexandre Rabinovitch's grandiose pianistic tableaux – variations on a unique chord but in a way reminiscent of entire strata of European culture and music – they seem to read the inscription "classicism is the most avant-garde of the avant-gardes"."
Journal Musical Russe No. 1, 1992 (Festival "Alternativa", Moscow)

"The half-hour "La Triade" (The Triad), written in 1998, is a violin conerto as mystic rite. (…) Amplified solo violin and orchestra each encourage the other into ever more rapt figures creating a hallucinogenic effect. Also on the disc is Rabinovitch's choral work "The Tibetan Book of the Dead", a 45-minute mesmeric excursion into the inner recesses of the chant "Om mani padme hum."
Los Angeles Times, 13.01.20

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