"...this is an irresistable disc."
James H North - Fanfare - November/December 1998
"...Soprano Susan Bullock makes a heroic showing in the opulent Three Songs and she is no less convincing in Sancta Susanna (in which she receives admirable support from Della Jones and Ameral Gundon). Tortelier conducts with sympathy throughout, and Chandos’s presentation is exemplary..."
Andrew Achenbach - Hi-Fi News - October 1998
"... Tortelier’s conducting is white-hot throughout, a roller-coaster ride from queasy late-romantic torpidity to expressionistic fury in a single unremitting span, while Bullock - her dark, voluptuous tone superbly captured by the Chandos engineers - is on tremendous form, scrupulous as ever in her musicianship, yet wringing every shred of hysteria from the text... The BBC Philharmonic plays with searing intensity, while the recording itseld is engineered with astonishing opulence... high recommended."
Tim Ashley - Opera - August 1998
Performances ***** Sound *****
"A new disc of expressionist works from Hindemith’s early maturity isa revelation ... a splendid disc."
Barry Millington - BBC Music Magazine - August 1998
"...Susan Bullock gives her all in the Hindemith cause, and Tortelier conducts everything with equal conviction."
Alan Blyth - The Daily Telegraph - 11 July 1998
The Guardian - 5 June 1998
The Observer - 31 May 1998