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Laurence Vittes
Gramophone, October 2016

…the title-track, Conte’s ‘Facing West,’ is a golden tone-poem in honour of the Golden Gate Bridge at 75, at the end of which Jonathan Thomas’s plaintive tenor solo unforgettably pierces a moment of silence … Susa’s wonderful Landscapes and Silly Songs, based on Lorca, uses an exotic vocabulary that ranges from appropriately silly but very elegant Spanish flourishes to unexpected surges of passion, increasingly interacting with the emotional temperature.

In addition to providing Cappella SF with the opportunity to show how comprehensively they go beyond the notes to find the music’s heart, the flash of Susa’s wonderful piano writing in the second of his Six Joyce Songs, played by Keisuke Nakagoshi with relish and splendid panache, shows his masterful writing for instruments as well. © 2016 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone



Colin Clarke
Fanfare, September 2016

The excellent Capella SF presents what is billed as a “choral concert” of music by David Conte and Conrad Susa.

This is a tremendous disc, effectively a celebration of great poetry in song. Recommended. © 2016 Fanfare Read complete review



Stephen Estep
American Record Guide, September 2016

Capella SF is expressive and has excellent dynamic control, …they’re fine enough, and a few surface flaws would never keep me from appreciating the quality of their work. © 2016 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide





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