May 11, 2023

Cappella Amsterdam and Daniel Reuss ‘Offer a Simply Perfect Recording’

Daniel Reuss and Cappella Amsterdam offer a simply perfect recording that is always overwhelming in its purity and homogeneity.

Schnittke Psalms of Repentance, performed by Cappella Amsterdam and Daniel Reuss, received an outstanding five-star review in Rondo Magazin.

This is choral art at the highest level, both compositionally and interpretatively: with his 1988 setting of psalm-like Russian texts from the 16th century, Alfred Schnittke presents himself as extremely competent and creative in the field of a cappella vocal writing.

In terms of atmosphere, the work also lives from its concentrated meditative quality, which of course only comes into play when the performance, as on this album, is beyond any doubt. In this sense, the production is a magnificently successful homage to Alfred Schnittke, one of the great composers of the 20th century.

Michael Wersin

You can read the full review HERE.