The chorus sings very well, the orchestra (also known as the Residentie Orkest) is very good, and the soloists are excellent.
Fanfare Magazine, 01-9-2017
This lean but robust Requiem packs a punch.
BBC Music Magazine, 01-3-2017
Ein deutsches Requiem is no diet coke!
This Dutch production of Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem deserves praise for its rhythmic pulsation and its clarity. It is a felicitous interpretation.
Diapason - 11/01/2017
Consigliati Da Classic Voice - 01/01/2017
Consigliati Da Classic Voice, 01-1-2017
Challenge Classics Highlights
A realis!c sound stage and surround depth, with no disturbing noises from the audience or unwanted echoes from the walls. But with Bert van der Wolf (NorthStar Recording Services BV) in charge, that does not surprise.
HR Audio, 16-11-2016
"A release to be proud of!"
De Gelderlander, 05-11-2016
"Conductor Jan Willem de Vriend seldom led a contrast rich performance with the 'Residentie Orkest', where he is conductor since 1st August 1st 2015."
Opera Nederland, 01-11-2016
"For conductor Jan Willem de Vriend has this choir sound obvious been definded for his vision in the Requiem."
Opus Klassiek, 01-11-2016
Since adopting a new artistic profile, the Hague Philharmonic is demonstrating more than ever that symphonic music can still be meaningful to large and diverse audiences in the 21st century. At the new Zuiderstrandtheater in Scheveningen, the orchestra's home venue, prior to concerts audiences are treated to a lively RO-starter pre-program of live music and interviews. Everything on this recording fits like a glove - musicians, conductor and sound technique are at the highest of their abilities. Soprano Renate Arends and baritone Thomas Oliemans are internationally acclaimed soloists with both beautiful and strong careers in opera, oratorium and song.