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Paul L Althouse
American Record Guide, March 2020

…This is a very fine performance, led by the sensitive pianism of Julius Drake. The Bavarian chorus sounds big and powerful, particularly in the vision of Paradise in the final movement; and all the soloists are first rate. I enjoyed them all, but was particularly drawn to the rich voice of bass Tareq Nazmi. A satisfying performance… © 2020 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Classical Music Daily, February 2020

This latest undertaking has excellence written all over it. © 2020 Classical Music Daily



Peter Quantrill
Gramophone, January 2020

The excellent Bavarian Radio Chorus are encouraged to phrase accordingly, and the advantages of a compact, professional chorus in a work usually belonging to the choral-society tradition make themselves felt throughout.

In these respects and most others, the new recording surpasses its only rival on record, made a decade ago in a much drier acoustic by Accentus and Laurence Equilbey, with Drake’s pianism the outstanding advantage. © 2020 Gramophone  Read complete review on Gramophone




Uwe Krusch
Pizzicato, November 2019

It is well known that the Bavarian Radio Choir is one of the most outstanding ensembles of its genre, and it certainly shows this class in this excellent performance. With their fine and stylish articulation as well as a good vocal line, the soloists also contribute to the success of this production. © 2019 Pizzicato Read complete review





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