Do you like Richard Strauss? Just ask Hermann Hesse! In a direct comparison of Strauss and Justus Hermann Wetzel, Hesse said in favor of the latter: “I much prefer every one of your songs!” An authority, even after 50 years... What is one to do? It’s good that we are able to decide on merits ourselves, that we now have the immediate, sincere and delicately songs by Wetzel to discover for ourselves on this album. And on top of that, they are incisively, discriminately, sonorously and intimately performed in the new GENUIN production by baritone Peter Schöne, mezzo-soprano Olivia Vermeulen and pianists Eduard Stan and Liana Vlad. An unexpected and truly poetic find!
Vlasta Reittererová - Harmonie magazine (Czech)
"...The performances here are so good that anyone who takes a chance on this recording will be amply rewarded..."
Robert A Moore - American Record Guide - July/August 2012