Selections from Des Knaben Wunderhorn / Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Anthony Tommasini

The New York Times

In this performance, featuring two Met stars, the mezzo-soprano Susan Graham and the tenor Matthew Polenzani, the storytelling aspects of the songs were paramount and the mood less heavy; profundities came through without undue emotiveness."

In “Der Schildwache Nachtlied,” a lonely sentinel voices passing thoughts, one moment wistfully regretting that he must stand guard while others make merry, the next imagining a beckoning girl. Mr. Polenzani conveyed the sentry’s vulnerability in his sweet-toned singing.”

Anthony Tommasini – The New York Times