Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 17 performed by Falko Steinbach, Copland's Appalachian Spring ballet, and Schnittke's Concerto Grosso No. 6 for piano, violin & string orchestra of 1993 comprise this centuries-spanning, culturally diverse program of music for small orchestra.
"Steinbach has prepared the piano part well … and his own cadenza to the first movement is stylish and carefully thought through. His cadenza in the second movement … is interesting, managing to be restful yet harmonically interesting at the same time…. The Copland is nice and pointed … and rhythms become more sprung as a freshness enters the playing….. The Schnittke represents the best of the present Antes disc. The players convey the rapidly shifting moods of the first movement well and the second movement (for violin and piano alone) is eloquent and lyrical. The rhythmically alive finale has a musical argument that is fascinating to follow."—MusicWeb International