"...With excellent playing by Penelope Thwaites, this is the kind of performance that etches itself on the memory and becomes inseparable from the songs, words and music."
Opera Now - July/August 1998
"...He [Martyn Hill] gives magnificent performances, and is matched by Penelope Thwaites who seems unerringly to make sense of the idiosyncratic piano parts..."
JBS - Gramophone - August 1998
"...All in all, one of the most revealing issues in a most important recording project. Highly recommended."
Peter J Rabinowitz - Fanfare - September/October 1998
"...This CD presents Grainger as a rather more serious composer than many give him credit for. If you’re collecting the entire series, you won’t hesitate. If not, try this just for being different."
The Delian - September 1998
"...The performances ... are uniformly first -rate, as are the recording quality and accompanying notes."
AM - Opera News (USA) - 1 October 1998