"...Hauk is clearly devoted to Mayr’s cause and his performers are alert and responsive throughout. The soloists are excellent, reaching for and consistently grasping the meaning of the works’ text, the chorus is well blended and demonstrates a fervent spiritual and emotional bond with the music. This technically and musically adept recording is worth your attention, not to mention the effort required to open your wallet."
Michael Carter - Fanfare - September 2002
Interpretation **** Sound ****
Fono Forum - March 2003
"... Mayr’s fluid writing, skill in composing for the human voice, and imaginative orchestration make for a most enjoyable and moving listening experience. I was especially struck by the many love- ly instrumental obbligatos lacing his solo and ensemble passages...The Ingolstadt Vocal Ensemble and the Georgian Chamber Orchestra turn in excellent accounts of both works.
The soloists, who perform the lion’s share of the music, are first-rate-both individually and in the work’s many ensemble passages. Franz Hauk-one of Germany’s most versatile musicians-leads heartfelt and cohesive performances from the harpsichord..."
Koob - American Record Guide - September/October