"A crack chamber ensemble"
The New Yorker
"A taste for the dramatic"
New York Times
"Exacting and sensitive"
New York Classical Review
NYTIMES Henze. Sept 2015. Anthony Tommasini
A penchant for dramatizing chamber music is central to the mission of Cantata Profana, a group of adventurous young instrumentalists and singers whose core members met as students at the Yale School of Music.
the excellent players quickly demonstrated affinity for Henze’s idiosyncratic music
And the theatrical presentation of the piece did not go too far. The staging concept seemed to inspire the players to give a commanding, deeply expressive account of an unusual modernist masterpiece.