Reviews on Langgaard album

“‘The air is cooled by thunder and rain’ is not only the longest song but also a marvel of shifting timbral and expressive nuances that distil the portrait of one stranded at an existential impasse from which Langgaard could never escape.

This sequence calls for singing and playing of uncommon emotional acuity, which it receives from Louise McClelland Jacobsen and Kristian Riisager, at one with their conveying of this music’s increasingly ominous import.”

– Gramophone musical reviews

“Performed with sensitivity and intelligence by soprano Louise McClelland Jacobsen … Each [song] has a strong emotional resonance or narrative that speaks of the composer’s profound yearning for love. Optimism, desire, tenderness; transience, grief, loss. It’s all – heartbreakingly – here.”

– BBC Music Magazine