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Johan van Veen
MusicWeb International, March 2016

The singing is fine and despite the choir’s size the text is clearly audible. Much attention has been given to the text in the chorales. The orchestra delivers an important contribution to the impact of this performance. © 2016 MusicWeb International Read complete review



William R. Braun
Opera News, June 2015

Conductor Thomas Gropper has a flexible way with accompanied recitative, and a lucky thing too as there is so much of it. He is a good partner for baritone Andreas Burkhart, who has a moment-to-moment response to the text. The chorus sings in an amiable, pretty manner… © 2015 Opera News Read complete review



John W. Barker
American Record Guide, May 2015

Gropper’s recording restores the full score and a balanced pacing. Of his soloists, Mauch is the most familiar: her strong soprano personality can sometimes grow to a touch of shrillness, but this accomplished artist is very expressive. The other two are younger in sound, but very earnest and satisfying. And the chorus does truly beautiful work, with fine orchestral playing, in very lucid sound. © 2015 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



James A. Altena
Fanfare, May 2015

…superior soloists, singers, and instrumentalists. © 2015 Fanfare Read complete review



Andy Fawcett
Audiophilia, April 2015

…the performance… seems plenty good… Sound quality is very nice, with an intimate perspective and realistic acoustic lending a strong sense of being present in the audience. This release really is a mandatory acquisition for any enthusiast of sacred music from this period. © 2015 Audiophilia Read complete review





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