Maybe it's a little odd for a reviewer to review another review - but I'd like to start by saying that Kicek&Brys's review of this CD, currently the only one that has been written, is outstanding in its depth, detail and perception. Like her, I was puzzled and disappointed by 'Dichterliebe'. When the voice opens out, as at the end of 'Ich Grolle Nicht' it is absolutely glorious, but far too often Bonney adopts a kind of plaintive, flat half-voice which I suppose is an attempt to mirror the 'deadness' of the persona's desolation, but which I found monotonous and not really attractive. Interestingly, I heard BBC3's comparative review of Dichterliebe on CD very recently and Bonney (in 'Ich Grolle Nicht' in fact - it starts limply and self-pityingly) was used as an example of a misconceived approach. Pappano's playing is fine, but the whole approach seems wrong. The Liszt songs are lovely and well worth hearing, but, very sadly, wonderful singer as she is, the Schumann does not convince.