From San Francisco Classical Voice:
“It is obvious that soprano Laura Claycomb has “lived” with the Brentano Lieder for some time. She sang them with MTT and the Symphony in 2005, and everything about her performance last week showed a deep awareness and understanding of both the text and the music.
From the way her posture and demeanor changed with every song to the effortless way in which she blended lyricism with virtuosity, Claycomb captured and conveyed the essence of Strauss’ five Brentano Lieder (the sixth song, “Lied der Frauen,” which completes the cycle, is often omitted as it was here). It was an outstanding interpretation in every way.”
– Niels Swinkels