"Haydn - The Creation, fearlessly exploiting the widest dynamic range, Thomas Hengelbrock, with his excellent team of singers and players, takes an equivalently clear, forthright view of the score."
"With his long experience of working with period ensembles, it was to be expected that Hengelbrock’s Eroica would be full of light and air, with minimal use of vibrato and sharp musical punctuation from the hard-sticked timpani. Like Hermes the wingèd messenger, Hengelbrock was impatient to deliver the essentials."
Thomas Hengelbrock is one of the most versatile and fascinating musicians of his generation. His work covers multiple genres and periods, opening up new worlds of ideas and emotions to musicians and audiences alike. Whether he is conducting Baroque operas, Romantic symphonies or contemporary works, his energetic appearances are invariably the result of a detailed engagement with the musical text and of his deep understanding of the meaning and content of the works in question. In the Balthasar Neumann Choir and Ensemble he has two world-class ensembles known for their ability to recreate the original sound world of the works that they perform. Together they have been internationally acclaimed for over twenty years. Thomas Hengelbrock is also in demand as a guest conductor and has appeared with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Orchestre de Paris, the Munich Philharmonic, the Orchestre National de France and the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra among others.