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David's long-anticipated disc "Heinrich Schütz - A German in Venice" in collaboration with The Brook Street Band was released last month on First Hand Records and has been receiving rave reviews:

"Son timbre clair...et son agi­lité sont plus en situation dans le Lauda Sion fleuri de Grandi ou le delicat O Susser des Kleine geist­liche Konzerte. Mais ce sent les Sym­phoniae sacrae qui lui conviennent le mieux, avec un Ich werde nicht sterben plein de vailllance et un ju­bilatoire Herr unser Herrscher." - Denis Morrier, Diapason ****

"De Winter has a winning combination of silvery voice and crisp, agile diction, his singing is immediate and gripping and his German is ultra-clear"... - Edward Breen, Gramophone

"Cavalli's O quam suavis charms our senses, while the Stabat Mater of Sances is arresting for its chromaticism over a tetrachord ostinato bass." - Nicholas Anderson, BBC Music Magazine ****

"Throughout the performances are excellent with David de Winter bringing great style to the music, engaging with the more ornamental passages with deceptive skill yet always highlighting the music and he is finely partnered by the Brook Street Band, creating a sense of vocal chamber music rather than a grand accompanied motet. We don't hear anything like enough Schütz and this wonderfully engaging disc makes you want to explore more." - Robert Hugill
 

"David de Winter well captures and projects the innate character of each piece, and the members of The Brook Street Band not only provide solid yet flexible support throughout, but are, on their own, a prime example of how a baroque music ensemble should sound. Elegance and dynamic balance throughout, a lightsome sound and gentle cadence." - Jean Yves Duperron, Classical Music Sentinel

"One further pleasure, which can be felt throughout, is the underlying sense of joy. This may be sacred music, but there’s a thoroughly non-sober, life-affirming conviviality between these players at every turn." - Charlotte Gardner, Classical Choices, DCS Audio

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