Dorothee Mields and the Hamburg Ratsmusik have recorded some of the finest solo cantatas from the Baroque composer Johann Philipp Krieger and they appear here on this album Musicalischer soul peace.
"Chaconnes aplenty as viola da gamba player Simone Eckert directs Dorothee Mields and the Hamburger Ratsmusik in charming music from 17th-century Nuremberg." ****
Anthony Pryer - BBC Music magazine (Brief Notes Section) - December 2013
"... The performance by the Hamburger Ratsmusik is clear and precise, with the upper strings very nicely matched in timbre and tone. In the sacred concertos they provide an equal partnership to Mield’s crystalline soprano. Every line is distinctive and clearly articulated, with the many tempo changes smooth and unobtrusive. The tempos are vigorous without being driven, lending a lovely continuity to the music. This is an exemplary disc and shows how music of this period ought to be done. I heartily recommend this disc and hope that it will inspire a complete compilation of the Seelen-Frieden."
Bertil van Boer - Fanfare - September/October 2013
"... These are very expressive and highly virtuosic pieces that betray Krieger’s extensive experience as an opera and cantata composer. The ’Alleluias’ are replete with astounding passagework. Dorothee Mields sings then with such ease that they sound like second nature. She has a clear soprano voice that seems pefectly suited to this highly decorative repertory... There’s some really wonderful playing here. The sonatas bear as much virtuosity as the vocal works..."
Peter Loewen - American Record Guide - September/October 2013
"... all in all, this is a thoroughly delightful disc which is strongly recommended both to Mield’s fans (though they won’t need any persuasion, I’m sure) and to those yet to become acquainted with this outstanding Baroque singer."
Andrew O’Connor - International Record Review - October 2013