New York Times critic John Rockwell has noted Stewart Rose for his “remarkable virtuosity, agility and fluency, and his ability to retain the horn's cheery rusticity.”

Buffalo Globe critic Herman Trotter said of From the Forest: “This is a recording to be treasured, not only by horn players but by average music lovers searching for new frontiers of musical excellence.”

"Stewart Rose's horn solos were eloquent and sure. The instrument can play dirty tricks on the best of performers but was on its best behavior here."  New York Times

"Deeply respected New York musician Stewart Rose played with rich tambre and technical aplomb." The New Yorker,

"Stewart Rose’s efforts on the many challenging horn solos in the work deserve special mention. His playing was confident and well-integrated with the soloist." (Shostakovich Cello Concerto with Orpheus and Truls Mork)                   Palm Beach Daily News

"Stewart Rose, longtime principal of Orpheus, displayed a mastery over his instrument. And talk about exposed, and high, too! The hornist really has to walk a tightrope in the Serenade. And Mr. Rose was never in danger of falling off. Indeed, he could cavort and pirouette on it." New York Sun

"Stewart Rose played with a natural articulation and an irresistible warm expressiveness" Barre Montpelier Times/ Argus