“As he has done for singers throughout his career, Heggie has made the cycle a glowing showcase for the vocalist. The writing for quartet — filled with insinuating themes and deft harmonies — sets the stage, but never intrudes. And the vocal parts are brilliant: spare and pristine in several settings, luxuriantly ornamented in others. This is a work that sings, ardently, melodically, and dramatically. […] DiDonato proved an ideal interpreter.” ~ San Francisco Classical Voice

You can read the full review from the San Francisco Classical Voice here, as well as the high praise from the San Francisco Chronicle with  Joshua Kosman calling it a piece of “enormous beauty”: “The ovation was tumultuous and well deserved, not only for the piece but also for the luminous and fiercely lovely performance.”