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Johan van Veen
MusicWeb International, August 2017

Despite some ‘modern’ elements in pieces as the Litaniae, it is justifiable to say that Gorczycki was a rather conservative composer. That is not necessarily a negative qualification. It all depends on the quality of the music. There is nothing wrong with that in the pieces recorded here. The performers have certainly got it right in not trying to make too much of them. Strong dynamic contrasts, for instance, would be out of place, as would be a more or less declamatory way of singing. They approach this repertoire from the angle of the stile antico, and that seems just right. The singers are excellent. Their voices blend perfectly which results in great transparency. The instrumentalists also respect the character of this music. …Of the recordings of Gorczycki’s music I have heard, this is certainly the best. © 2017 MusicWeb International Read complete review



Bertil van Boer
Fanfare, September 2015

The performance by the Wrocław Baroque Ensemble is crisp and clean. It is clear that this is all about the voices and their interactions, and even the clarino parts are more subtly done. The tempos are flowing, and the intonation, especially crucial in music where there is nowhere to hide, is excellent. The soloists all blend well together, so much so that one is hard put to realize that they are often one on a part. In short, this is an excellent disc and demonstrates the beauty of the Polish Baroque. If the music seems old fashioned, it does not detract from the beauty and serenity of the works. © 2015 Fanfare Read complete review




David Vernier
ClassicsToday.com, May 2015

Conductor Andrzej Kosendiak and his Polish vocal and instrumental forces give this music not only solid performances, but credibility and pertinence, never pausing to question this music’s odd residence in the shadowy area between Monteverdi and Bach. This is music that we should know so the word is getting out. This is an excellent place to tune in. © 2015 ClassicsToday.com Read complete review





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