"...Johann Christoph has an ideal champion in John Eliot Gardiner. Gardiner, who, unlike the Bachs, is not plgued by inexpert choral singers, leads an octet of soloists in the choral parts(including the two arias) and a reduced English baroque Soloists in the larger works. The two lamentsare beautifully sung as solos by Matthew Brook and Clare Wilkinson. Gardiner finds both expressiveness and profundity in his readings..."This is a splendi release, and an important one, highly recommended..."
George Chien - Fanfare - March/April 2012
"... this disc is a veritable treasure trove of arias, laments, motets and dialogues arrange by Gardiner into a most satisfying and illuminating sequence. Subtlety of gesture and effect is the key to Johann Christoph’s style, and his music can never have had such care lavished on it as evinced by the performance captured here. The singing and playing is of the highest standard (as one would expect from this source) ... Not to be missed" *****
Philip Reed - Choir & Organ magazine - March/April 2012