Richard Whitehouse for Gramophone
"...Grundman’s writing for string quartet is expert and resourceful..."
James Manheim for AllMusic
"...Grundman deserves credit for avoiding the prevalent models of conservative religious music..."
Jonathan Woolf for MusicWeb International
"...His vocal lines go from vocalise to more operatic and indeed stentorian though he is also adept at kind-of accompanied recitatives, and he is acutely conscious of word setting..."
John Sunier for Audiophile Audition
"...music is for him pure emotion, and on the basis of the works on this disc, heart-on-sleeve emotion as well..."
Graham Rickson for The Arts Desk
"...as with the likes of Arvo Pärt, writing readily accessible music needn’t involve any dumbing down. Fifty-five minutes of stately, major-key radiance pass in the blink of an eye. I’ve listened to this disc three times so far, and I’ll be returning to it again..."
Allen Guimbel for American Record Guide
"...this is one of the most moving musical presentations of this subject I know, and should be of great interest to anyone interested in Christian sacred music… I was completely taken aback by this. Don’t miss this....”
David de Boor for Fanfare Magazine
"...In short, Grundman will doubtless take his place among the pantheon of notable Spanish composers from Albéniz to Benguerel, and his CD will be a most worthwhile addition to the library of any music lover who would enjoy restful and beautiful music..."
The Brook Center. The Barry S. Brook for Music Research and Documentation
"...The celestial opening section of his fantasie, “Who Remembers Beauty When Sadness Knocks at Your Door?”, which Eduardo Frías performs ..., whispers a suggestion of early 20th century French composers, such as Satie or Debussy..."
David Hurwitz for Classicstoday.com
"...The idiom is unashamedly sentimental and cinematic in the same way that, say, Malcolm Arnold is in the slow movement of his Fifth symphony, and the scoring for strings and piano is very effective....and it repays repeated listening. Very appealing indeed...”