The New York Times: [The opera is] “driven by Mr. Crozier’s harmonically lush and lyrically soaring score.”
Gramophone: The Symphony has resonances of earlier American composerly forbears as well as late Walton and early Tippett in places. It makes for an appealing blend, carried over into the attractive, dramatic Ballade: A Tale After the Brothers Grimm.
The Wall Street Journal: “Mr. Crozier is unusually adept at writing ensembles that embody multiple points of view, like the trio in Scene Four, in which Young Juana's visionary religious beliefs, Dying Juana's bitterness and Padre Antonio's repressive nature come together.”
The Wall Street Journal: “A recent discovery is Daniel Crozier’s ‘Winter Aubade’ which has abstract elegance, structural coherence, and, by the end, tender feeling.”
Opera News: “Composer Crozier gets a rainbow of timbres out of the impressive thirteen-piece chamber ensemble. . .”
Fanfare: “Crozier is clearly expert at vocal writing. His lines are long and, while large intervals frequently arise, the melodies (for such they are) are very much lyrical. . . Crozier seems to be expert at making maximum emotional impact with minimal means.”
Fanfare: “Winter Aubade, from the pen of Daniel Crozier, is the restful interlude at the center of this program, a kind of slow movement in this driving American clutch of music. It is a very beautiful work, constructed of lush, even exotic harmonies that recall Debussy.”