The publication of a double album devoted to Mathilde de Rothschild’s music constitutes a further important step in the reassessment of nineteenth-century women composers. Anyone who is familiar with the cultural life of the time, would be aware of the importance of the Rothschild family who were patrons of many prominent composers, such as Mendelssohn, Herz, Bellini, Spohr, Liszt, Meyerbeer, Rossini and Chopin. The latter, in 1849, was eager to teach the teenaged “Rothschild girl,” whom he clearly considered very talented. Mathilde went on to become a respected, prolific and well-published composer of beautiful music.
"In one of the most intriguing recordings of recent months, a present-day Rothschild sings works inscribed in her family’s volume...Charlotte de Rothschild, whose attractive voice has earned her a career as a recitalist and oratorio soloist, intersperses treasures from the family album among other works associated with home musicales - most notably, songs composed by her cigar-smoking ancestor Mathilde de Rothschild."
"...she had a highly cultivated affinity with the genre of Lieder. Whether she is portraying Mussorgsky’s whining child, a lover or a folk-singer, her intelligence as a performer always comes through. She sang some charmingly dignified songs by her ancestor Mathilde, which had a Mendelssohnian purity flavoured with some very subtle shifts of harmony."