Reviews

  • The Lapse of Time: «Exceptionally successful on Darwin», «This music is so great […] that one wants to hear it again and again.» (Ole Dahl Rossbach, Tidens Krav, 04.11.13)
  • Recitatives: «..dieses brillante Orchesterstück…. Schöpfung und Nachschöpfung schienen hier aus den gleichen glasklaren Quellen zu kommen.» (Ingo Hoddick, Rheinische Post, 6.10.10)
  • Recitatives: «Ein kontrastreiches Variationswerk mit einer, dem Titel gemäß, unmittelbar ansprechenden rhetorischen Kraft und einer belebenden Klangvielfalt.» (Pedro Obiera, NRZ, 6.10.10)
  • Audiens: allmusic.com «Christophersen (…) fully succeeds at pushing the bounds of choral writing while maintaining an emotional directness that never loses touch with his audience. (…) In Gjenfødelsen, his setting of a text by painter Edvard Munch, with viola accompaniment, his use of extended vocal techniques and rich choral textures is expert, and his control of his seemingly disparate elements creates a compelling, powerfully unified composition.»
  • Audiens: Audiphile Audition «There isn’t one dull moment in any of his compositions, and his efforts here bode brightly for the future of Norwegian music and choral music generally.»
  • Audiens: SA-CD.net. «This is a phenomenal disc. (…) This is NOT a recipe for bland uniformity! The music, especially that of the composer who dominates the disc, Bjorn Morten Christophersen (b. 1976), is vivid, varied, and deeply expressive.» 
  • Audiens: Dagsavisen
  • Audiens: Morgenbladet. «Christophersens tonespråk springer fra det naive og enkle via det dramatiske til det nesten psykedeliske. Effekten er en gripende historie hvor vi som lyttere tvinges i dialog med denne stakkars paven»
  • Audiens: Telemarksavisa. «Korklang i verdenstoppen»
  • Audiens: smaalenene.no. «Rå kor-CD! (…) «Gjenfødelsen» av Bjørn Morten Christophersen innledes med et nær sagt herlig primalskrik og nagler ørene fast til høytalerne.»