Dances of Eternity (Navona)
Verzamel-cd op Amerikaans label, met twee fraaie orkestrale stukken van componist Hans Bakker met unieke feature: je kunt de partituren op de pc meelezen bij het afspelen! (Enhanced cd).
zomer 2013 buma-stemra magazine, Pag. 7 RELEASES by Erik Verzijl
"....I have heard some things by Netherlander Hans Bakker before and have enjoyed his direct and compelling style. The two canzoni heard here, Canzona L'altra Persona and Canzona II: Tribute to the Sun are both absorbing works and offer some nice contrast. The 'L'altra Persona' is a very brooding, introspective work that sounds a little bit like film music in places (perhaps John Barry) and tension-filled throughout but his 'Tribute to the Sun' is a work that starts dark and gets "brighter" (if you will) and really does exude a sunrise feel to it. I thought these two works work very well separately but also pair very well, as heard here...."
Audiophile Audition, DANCES OF ETERNITY, June 11, 2013 - by Daniel Coombs
There is a sense of hope in Hans Bakker's 'Canzona L'Altra Persona' that erupts from beneath the dark, but not dense, material. The winds pine for release as the strings and brass build tension with repetitive motives....
American Record Guide p.270 September/October 2013 - by Lamper