"Phenomenal ... no superlative is wasted in praise of this choir," wrote DIE ZEIT about the Kammerchor Stuttgart and its director, Frieder Bernius. Now the ensemble presents a new a cappella album with psalm settings by Otto Nicolai (1810–1849). Some of these settings are conceived for double choir and were composed by Nicolai for the choir of the Berlin Cathedral – Nicolai had succeeded Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy as its director. Most of the psalms on this album are world premiere recordings and they offer new discoveries of beautifully sounding, romantic choral music.
"...I think you’ll be stunned at how beautiful this music sounds crooned by the men and women of Stuttgart’s marvelous choir. They love this music and want you to love it too. Their warm, supple tone is enhamced by some of the finest engineering if recent memory... This was one of those occasions where everything went right, and the results are irresistible."
Edward Greenfield - American Record Guide - November/December 2012
"...The Stuttgart Chamber Choir sing with immaculate intonation and the recording is warm and clear. Anyone who responds to Mendelssohn’s a cappella pieces will find much to enjoy."
Richard Lawrence - Gramophone magazine - Awards Issue 2012