"This nearly unknown version of Mozart's Requiem has been my favorite since it appeared at the end of last century. A period performance taped in concert in Japan, Bruggen's speeds are universally fast. Yet he produces passion and pathos I don't hear in more conventional performances that focus on religious drama."
"These 1952 performances of Mahler's Ruckert lieder and songs of youth are magnificently performed by baritone Alfred Poell and sonparno Anny Felbermayer, who were veterans of the Vienna Opera in the postwar era. The sound is good on the orchestral songs and the piano is somewhat recessed when it carries the accompaniment. Full translations and documentation complete a wonderful package."
"I thought the Estonian concert was great...until I chanced on this 1992 concert of Vivaldi's sacred choral music. What a knockout from these British period forces! A vesper, by the way, is an evening service. I didn't know what it was either."
"These Estonians know their way around Vivaldi! This CD includes the best performance of "Dominae ad adjuvandum me" since Vittorio Negri did it in the 1970s. Much better than the overrated Robert King series."
"This version of Mendelssohn's Psalms has, happily, come back into print and is available new in USA. This one, led by veteran choral conductor Michel Corobz, contains four of Mendelssohn's heavenly creations including the two best (42 & 95)."