The CD "Beat Furrer: Works for Choir and Ensemble" has now been featured on lists of the best recordings of 2016 in three countries: Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik (Germany), the Sunday Times (UK), Hufvudstadsbladet (Finland), YLE (Finland).
08. January 2017
Hufvudstadsbladet, 31 October 2015
The Radio Choir had a reputation for exact but slightly clinical performances, but with the Helsinki Chamber Choir this is blown away. The precision is of course still there, but it is combined with real warmth and, when necessary, the volume is more than enough against a medium-sized orchestra. Berlioz' five-minute Meditation, part of the loosely-connected Tristia triptych, was also performed with feeling and finesse and [Beethoven's] Prometheus Overture sounded crisp and alert under Schweckendiek's purposeful leadership.
Südwestpresse, 15 June 2013
The Ulm Philharmonic achieves phenomenal results under the direction of Nils Schweckendiek, who, positioned on the rock of the Valkyrie, conducts with accuracy and succeeds in driving forward the music's ecstasy even with sometimes measured tempi. The brass stood out, so too did the clarinet solos, and the strings with their concertmaster Tamás Füzesi played with commitment and tremendous expression. Even well-travelled Wagnerians marvelled at the performance of the symphonic excerpts: Magic Fire Music, the Prelude to "Götterdämmerung", the Death of Siegfried or the complex web of motifs in Brünnhilde's Final Scene. [...] The opening night was greeted with rapturous applause and cheering, especially for the orchestra. Don't miss this powerful dose of Wagner!