[...] The music in barbara baccante, the new masterly composition by Richard Rijnvos, appears as a natural phenomenon. Barbara is Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677), one of the first great female composers. She wrote songs full of unfulfilled desire [...]. Barbara's love proves to be a ghost, disappearing in the orchestra - volatile, intense and brief [...].
Biëllla Luttmer, De Volkskrant, 20 October 2014 (5 out of 5 stars)
[...] In barbara baccante, [Richard Rijnvos] tells the story of a woman who is after the cellist's love, but she is being spurned, even when she literally exposes herself. For better understanding the music requires repeated listening, but one thing is for sure: Rijnvos remains one of the most fascinating composers from the Netherlands.
Erik Voermans, Het Parool, 20 October 2014
When the singing and cello playing German actress Salome Kammer turned around [...], one could see the two f-holes on her back. She personified the famous photograph Le Violin d'Ingres by Man Ray: the woman as cello. The renowned [Salome] Kammer, portraying the 17th-century composer [...] Barbara Strozzi, insistently sought contact with the cellist Nicolas Altsteadt. She intends to sing a love duet with him, but fails. [...]. The world première of barbara baccante by Richard Rijnvos is the strongest interpretation of the theme 'cello and voice' during [...] the fifth Cello Biennale [...].
Kasper Jansen, NRC Handelsblad, 20 October 2014