The range of Penderecki’s music is exemplified by this album, which presents five works written over a period of nearly 40 years. Hymne an den heiligen Adalbert was composed in 1997 and evokes the martyred eighth-century Bishop of Prague through spare but fervent gestures. More austere, but intense in its focus, is Song of the Cherubim, whilst Canticum Canticorum Salomis is a richly sensuous exploration of the Song of Songs. Kosmogonia explores a complex sound tapestry. Strophen (1959) was a breakthrough work—spare, intricate and marvellously tensile.
*** - Good Disc
Bertrand Dermandcourt - Classica magazine - - May 2013
"...This release is impressively performed and well recorded but is seriously let down by flawed documentation."
Michael Cookson - MusicWeb-International.com - 29 October 2012
Norbet Tischer - Pizzicato magazine - November 2012