Pizzicato.lu – Remy Franck
Most of these songs are sensitively sung by
Szymon Chojnacki and attain a high quality due to his warm-round, flexible and
finely articulating voice. The soprano Sen Acar convinces with a fine, lyrical
soprano voice. Both are congenially accompanied by Jakub Tchorzewski ♪♪♪♪♪
Oper Aktuell – Kaspar Sannemann
This recording of all the songs by Ignacy Friedman is a great discovery and deserves the highest recognition. A treasure has been lifted out of the darkness of oblivion!
Upiór w Operze – Dorota Kozińska
The performer of the vocal part in most of these works is Szymon Chojnacki, gifted with a small, extremely charming bass-baritone, so full and resonant in the lower register and a bit smoky in the upper notes of the scale that I would classify this voice more as a high lyrical bass. His interpretations are thoughtful, intimate and delivered with very good diction. The latter does not always succeed in the Polish songs of Şen Acar, who possesses a light, intonationally precise soprano, which proved faultless, also in terms of emission, in the previously mentioned three songs to Bierbaum's texts. They both found a wise, sensitive to the human voice and skilful pianist partner in Jakub Tchorzewski, who had already made a name for himself as a sensitive accompanist in the song compositions by, among others, Karłowicz, Lutosławski and Palester.
OPERNGLAS – MICHAEL LEHNERT 2/2022
The melodies, which are sometimes close to folk songs and on the other hand at a high level of art song, are mostly set to texts in Polish language, but there are also three texts by the German Otto Bierbaum, whereby Chojnacki's outstanding diction and narrative power of Chojnacki's voice in the very beautiful bass-baritone register of his thrills. Some of the titles are sung by the soprano Sen Acar, who has sung in Lübeck, at the Eutin Summer Festival and in Kiel at the theatre this season in "The Love for Three Oranges" and "Anatevka", among others. The Complete Songs are accompanied in a highly ambitious way by Jakub Tchorzewski.