It's heartening to the Korngold fan to see that his songs are appearing more frequently. Anne Sofie von Otter and Angelika Kirchschlager, to name only two others, have done their part to make the songs of Korngold more familiar to the classical music lover and several of the songs on this disc will be familiar to those who already have their discs. It's interesting to hear and compare this repertoire sung by a baritone when one is used to hearing female singers perform it and the difference is both fascinating and pleasant. As an Anne Sofie von Otter fan I will always return to her recordings most frequently but that is no slight to Henschel, merely a preference. This disc deserves high praise both for the quality of the performances and for presenting even more of Korngold's magnificent music to the public. The only oddity is in Op. 38 which for some reason is performed in English when the original texts are German. The singing is still great but if you're used to the German the English may be a bit off-putting.