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Guy Weatherall
Classical Music, September 2019

…This intensely moving work [Requiem] survives, encompassing a vast emotional terrain: a searing, Stravinskian Dies irae contrasting with the lyrical simplicity of the Benedictus and Agnus Dei. If not on the level of Britten’s War Requiem, it deserves a wide audience…this is nevertheless an important release. © 2019 Classical Music



Grant Chu Covell
La Folia, April 2016

…a mature one-hour composition confidently demonstrating choral mastery, counterpoint and fugal writing. © 2016 La Folia Read complete review



James H. North
Fanfare, March 2016

This performance seems to represent the work ably. The chorus is well voiced and well tuned… © 2016 Fanfare Read complete review



Infodad.com, November 2015

…it shows genuine originality in others, and is well-orchestrated and effectively written for both individual and choral voices. Frank Beermann leads the forces heard on a new Capriccio CD firmly and with a particularly good sense of balance between the vocal and instrumental elements of the score. © 2015 Infodad.com Read complete review



Dominy Clements
MusicWeb International, November 2015

This live recording is pretty good… The performance is passionate and the solo voices tend to crowd out the orchestra here and there but in general the balance is effective in delivering the moods and wide contrasts in this remarkable piece. © 2015 MusicWeb International Read complete review




Steven A. Kennedy
Cinemusical, November 2015

This is truly one of the great discovered choral and orchestral masterpieces of the 20th century. It is a brilliant work! © 2015 Cinemusical Read complete review




Jeff Simon
The Buffalo News, October 2015

The influence of Hindemith…is strong here. It’s a powerful war requiem by a composer whose daughter “remembers above all his profound anguish and his condemning indignation at any form of violent exercise of power and destruction caused by men.” © 2015 The Buffalo News Read complete review





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