''The performances throughout the set, all of them accompanied by pianist Urs Liska, vary from the thoroughly effective to the very fine indeed, with the baritone Konrad Jarnot particularly impressive. Jarnot gets to sing The Book of the Hanging Gardens, and his performance is by no means outclassed by the superb recent version from Christian Gerhaher on Sony. But it's the sheer comprehensiveness of this set that makes it so fascinating; many of the songs in it would be hard to source elsewhere.''
**** --Andrew Clements, The Guardian
, 18th July 2012
'Throughout this set, the sound (recorded at Siemens Villa in Berlin) has admirable focus and immediacy as well as an exemplary sense of perspective between voice and piano.' --International Record Review, February 2013
Claudia Barainsky & Melanie Diener, soprano - Anke Vondung, mezzo-soprano - Christa Mayer, contralto - Markus Vondung, ténor - Konrad Jarnot, baryton - Urs Liska, piano