"Musical communication and expressive energy flow unhindered amongst the musicians, as much when accompanying Cordón as when performing purely instrumental passages... The assiduous sound engineering work increases the quality of this recording as well as the purity of sound."
Delia Agúndez - ForumClassico.es - December 2014
Repertoire *** Sound ***** Interpretation *****
Ernst Hoffmann - Ensemble magazine (Germany) - October/November 2014
“…Everything unfolds at a Brucknerian pace, with good reason – Grundman conceived the work for church performance, the slowness of movement accommodating the increased reverberation. Susana Cordón’s soprano line unfolds with calm authority and clear diction, repeated listening revealing just how her singing reflects what’s happening in the narrative. The relative lack of musical incident is never a problem, making the occasional changes of tack more surprising and effective, as with the more animated quartet writing accompanying the closing Hosanna. Beguiling, emotionally charged music, sensitively performed and beautifully recorded.”
Graham Rickson – theartsdesk.com 9 August 2014
“…Grundman’s writing for string quartet is expert and resourceful, his loose-limbed melodic lines and rich while rarely cloying diatonic harmonies providing a variegated context for soprano-writing which ranges from confiding to histrionic – all securely encompassed by Susana Cordón … The Brodsky perform with their customary tonal warmth and attention to detail, the spaciously immediate sound testify to the composer’s concern for presenting his music within a sympathetic ambience…”
Richard Whitehouse – Gramophone magazine – August 2014
"... The Brodsky Quartet, known for its adventurous programming, plays wonderfully well. Susana Cordón is an accomplished singer, and has the composer’s blessing ..."
William Hedley - International Record Review - July/August 2014
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