“I fell in love with the Hessenberg symphony after hearing it on KUAT in Tucson, AZ. It was the Saturday ‘CD of the Week’ … The work was so stunning that I sat twenty minutes in the parking lot waiting for the end of the work.”
Ralph Graves of Virginia, U.S.A.
„Ich habe die CD mit den beiden Werken Hessenbergs durch Zufall bekommen und war über die Kraft des musikalischen Ausdrucks überrascht (ich kannte bereits einige Orgelwerke des Komponisten, die aber meine Geschmack nicht ganz trafen). Jedenfalls hoffe ich auf weitere Werke und möglicherweise wird es auch einen direkten Vertrieb in Österreich geben.“
/ “I obtained the CD with the two Hessenberg works by chance and was astounded by the power of the musical expression. (I already knew a few organ works by the same composer, but they were not entirely to my taste.) In any case, I hope for further works and perhaps for there to be a direct distributorship in Austria.”
Christian Isnardi of Austria
“Interesting music that should have been on LP or CD long ago … He reminds me at times of Shostakovich and or Tubin … Thank you again for all your work in coming out with this cd!”
Elliot Spanier of Virginia, U.S.A.
“The Hessenberg disc is a winner. I am especially impressed by the symphony but with subsequent hearings the Concerto for Orchestra will grow on me, I am sure. Thanks for bringing out such a fine disc of neglected repertoire.”
E. Randolph Daniel of Kentucky, U.S.A.
“Thank you very much for your exceedingly prompt service! … As to the music – the symphony is wonderful! It is beautifully constructed – serious, stirring without being bombastic – a marvelous addition (re-addition) to the orchestral repertoire. And the performance is very nice indeed. All who were involved are to be congratulated!”
Arden Johnson of Massachusetts, U.S.A.
“The music is well crafted and shows the influence of Hindemith. Both works require several hearings before they begin to tell their full story. It is, however, a story well worth hearing and I enjoyed the CD very much.”
Alan Becker of Florida, U.S.A.
“The great care that has gone into the creation of the booklet and the whole project is obvious. … I am getting more and more impressed by the sheer power of the music and its at times relentless forward-thrusting force.”
Thomas Krebs of Switzerland
“I have been listening to the Hessenberg CD now and again and think I am beginning to ‘get it’ and enjoy the music even more than I did at first.”
Roger G. Horn of Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
“I was captivated by your recorded performance of Hessenberg’s Second Symphony. I was drawn into it. I was hearing new sounds and enjoying them, and I wanted to hear each phrase that came along. The recorded sound is great, too! Congratulations on a superb recording!”
Alan Dauger of California, U.S.A.
“Thank you for your interesting and enjoyable inaugural release.”
Joaquin M. Marino of Spain
“CD with Hessenberg is really interesting. I look for lesser-well-known pieces. … I am very satisfied with this CD.”
Marek Niewiadomski of Poland
“I wouldn’t presume to comment on the music itself, except to say how beautiful it was to me. As far as the production, presentation, it could not have been more professionally done … obviously a labor of love on your company’s part.”
Jim Semadeni of Missouri, U.S.A.
“… the music is Romantic and very pleasing, something like Hindemith at his best. … Currently the CD is in the changer in my car. I enjoy driving with good music.”
Randall K. Kramer of Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
“Happily surprised at the efficiency of your processing and shipping and the quality of the recording. Very fine works (the review in Fanfare mirrors my feelings about these works exactly). Thank you for doing a great service by producing this CD – looking forward to many more … best wishes in your future endeavors.”
Anthony Brogna of Kansas, U.S.A.
“I find it [the Hessenberg CD] to be an intriguing and very rewarding discovery. … I am eager to hear it again – many times.”
Ken Kleszynski of Oregon, U.S.A.
“Your notes in the booklet are informative. I was not familiar with Hessenberg’s music and was happy to be able to explore it with this disc. … I have enjoyed this disk and have shared listening to it with other music-loving friends who are interested in exploring new music and its composers.”
Fredrick H. Shipkey of Mississippi, U.S.A.
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