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Peter Loewen
American Record Guide, September 2016

Each work is a gem in its own right, which performers manage to polish to perfection. Both singers and instrumentalists have a sensitive approach to this music. © 2016 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



James A. Altena
Fanfare, September 2016

…there are few artists as well equipped to perform this repertoire than Paul Hillier and his Theatre of Voices ensemble, here consisting of seven vocalists and eight instrumentalists. …The singing and playing are superb in every way: technically secure and polished, bold, confident, colorful, expressive. © 2016 Fanfare Read complete review



Johan van Veen
MusicWeb International, August 2016

This programme gives a good impression of the level of music making in the Baltic region. …this is ensemble music in which soli and tutti are strongly integrated. This practice requires a perfect blending of the voices as well as the ability of every individual singer to take care of the solo parts. Theatre of Voices meets these requirements with flying colours. This is a most enjoyable disc in which every single piece receives a fully convincing interpretation. The singers are all Danish but their German pronunciation is flawless. © 2016 MusicWeb International Read complete review



Laurence Vittes
The Huffington Post, July 2016

…Buxtehude is joined by Christian Geist, Nicolaus Bruhns, Franz Tunder and Kaspar Förster in the kind of music that was heard and shared within a musical circle of time, place, friendships, teacher-pupil relationships and even family membership; these composers from Northern German musician families, part of a network all of whom had worked in or migrated to Scandinavia in the course of the 1600s, spoke a common musical language, and when the beauty of their music matches a text that may speak particularly to you, the emotional effect can be quite overwhelming. © 2016 The Huffington Post Read complete review



Millennium of Music, July 2016

The idea behind this programme has been to provide insight into the circle around Buxtehude—a circle of time, place and personal relations; a network of composers from northern German musician families, all of whom worked in or migrated to Scandinavia in the course of the 1600s, and left their mark on the musical life of the Baltic region in cities like Danzig, Lübeck, Hamburg, Elsinore, Copenhagen, Gothenburg and Stockholm. © 2016 Millennium of Music Read complete review



David Vickers
Gramophone, July 2016

Buxtehude’s own chorale-based trio setting of Jesu, meine Freude is sung and played beautifully. Gott, hilf mir is conceived on a more elaborate scale; its five-part vocal ensemble and five-part strings convey the emotional weight of the penitential cry for God to save the suffering soul, and Hillier’s lovely performance is on a par with the very finest that the Buxtehude discography has to offer. © 2016 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone



Jerobear
Review Corner, May 2016

As a CD, it’s excellent, the music being calming and spiritual. © 2016 Review Corner Read complete review



Paul-James Dwyer
Toronto Early Music News, March 2016

Grammy Award winner Theatre of Voices, (The Little Match Girl Passion 2010) founded in California by Paul Hillier, is now based in Denmark. Hillier himself a Grammy winner, is one of the leading members of the early music movement and this project reflects his world-class standards of excellence. © 2016 Toronto Early Music News





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