Jean-Guihen Queyras and Ensemble Resonanz, Berg, Lyrische Suite, Schoenberg, Verklärte Nacht

Grego Applegate Edwards, from Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review

"Hearing both works in the string orchestra version in this way heightens the expressiveness of each work and, at least to me, allows us to see the similarities. [...] Queyras and Ensemble Resonanz give us soaring renditions of both works. If the "Lyric Suite" seems in the string orchestra version virtually new, it is no doubt my reaction after a…

Osiris Trio review on Musicframes

Mattie Poels, from Music Frames

"The Osiris Trio was established 25 years ago, in 1988. Reason for a party and for the release of the 5-cd box ’25th Anniversary Box’, with different repertoire. A fine compilation with work from Haydn, Felix Mendelssohn Bartoldi, Shostakovich and Messiaen but also from contemporary Dutch composers like Theo Loevendie, Ron Ford, Theo Verbey and…

The terror of games: RIAS Chamber Choir and Ensemble musikFabrik at Musikfest Berlin

Dan Wang, from Bachtrack

"If there were a gold medal for programming at Musikfest Berlin, it would go to last night’s concert with the RIAS Chamber Choir, Ensemble musikFabrik, and a host of other musicians, gathered under the baton of James Wood. I award the prize (if only I could!) not only for the pieces that were played, both rare and alluring (Ríkadla, a late set of…

Brodsky Quartet/Lixenberg – review

George Hall, from The Guardian

"... Antique musical references give character and a sense of direction to Theo Verbey's song based on Peter Huchel's text The Garden of Paracelsus."

Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra Review

Rosemarie Frühauf, from The Epoch Times

"... The concert began with Alban Berg's Piano Sonata, Op 1: an intensive twelve minutes that seem to float along in a style between late romanticism and modernism. Theo Verbey built the architectural waves in which the work is created, with a huge orchestral force that lets the piece build up again and again, returning to a simple string quartet.…

Review: GIMF – The Brodsky Quartet – Holy Trinity Church

The Stage Dragon, from Guilford Dragon News

"...To start the second half, the wheel turned up Theo Verbey’s Spring Rain. An atmospheric gem encapsulating the weather, Verbey’s work was one of those composed especially for the Brodsky Quartet. There was no doubt about the imagery of this piece and it went down a storm . There were raindrops, sometimes light, sometimes heavy, blended with a…

Gig review: Brodsky Quartet, Royal Conservatoire, Glasgow

David Kettle, from The Scotsman

"Verbey’s Spring Rain was immediately likeable and its sudden dramatic eruptions played well to the Brodskys’ love of the theatrical... "

The Brodsky Quartet show their true musical colors at Utrecht’s Vredenburg

Kristen Huebner, from Bachtrack

"After reeling from the effects of the Shostakovich and a brief intermission mid-concert, the quartet took the stage once more to present the (their) first-ever Dutch performance of Theo Verbey’s Spring Rain. Yet another atmospheric gem capturing the most well-known facet of Dutch weather ... Sprinkled with light dropping effects and a sonorous…

Introdans in Friedrichshafen

Katharina von Glasenapp, from Swäbische Kultur

The music of the Dutchman Theo Verbey evokes yearning, being sometimes full of dark energy, sometimes fatefully haunting.

Amsterdam Sinfonietta: Debussy, Mussorgsky, Weinberg and Shostakovich

Renée Reitsma, from Bachtrack

"Mussorgsky’s Songs and Dances of Death is a work that has been orchestrated many times by great names including Rimsky-Korsakov, Glazunov and Shostakovich, which made me very curious as to what Theo Verbey’s 1994 orchestration would sound like. It stayed rather close to the original piano score (definitely more so than, for example,…