"Interesting, musical, inventive and new original Canadian classical music is a reason to celebrate indeed! ...These two Chamber Symphonies add much to the canon of Canadian classical composition and are well worth your time."
“It’s quite rare to have a composer who sets the life of another composer to music. In this sense, I find the two chamber symphonies presented here by Jaap Nico Hamburger interesting (...) a real discovery!”
"...Hamburger’s mastery of musical resources is both familiar and surprising, just what you want in composers of new music..."
by WAH KEUNG CHAN
"Hamburger's First Symphony draws on the idea of having the strength to live a full life, in spite of circumstances"