"an exceptionally imaginative and satisfying piece of programming"
"Williams is an unfailingly intelligent singer and is matched every step of the way by Burnside. Interpretatively they barely put a foot wrong... This is an enjoyable - and beautifully recorded - programme."
"This is a most intelligently planned programme and the execution by Roderick Williams and Iain Burnside is superb. The recital is as enjoyable as it is distinguished."
"There’s a wonderfully unfussy openness and sincerity to Williams’s delivery that I’ve only ever heard rivalled by Christian Gerhaher...even in the darkest nights of the soul there’s always a flicker of hope which asserts itself more tangibly than in rival interpretations...little miracles from Iain Burnside, too, who plays with such clarity that details which are often glossed over make their presence felt."
"Both as an exploration of the theme implied by the disc’s title, Der Wanderer, and as a straightforward illustrative sampling of the composers singular mastery as a custodian of the Art ofSong, this disc is as intelligently-conceived a recital of Schubert Lieder as has been recorded since the advent of digital technology. That alone makes Der Wanderer a desirable release, but it is the awe-inspiring display of musicianship that makes this disc unmissable. Der Wanderer also reaffirms that, whether employing vocal cords or piano keys, Roderick Williams and Iain Burnside can sing."
VOIX DES ARTS
"Exile and expatriation, the lament of Der Wanderer, have seldom sounded so personal as in Williams’s intimate evocation."
LE SCENA MUSICALE
Presto Recording of the Year Finalist 2016
Category: Editor's Choices, Iain Burnside, Roderick Williams, Song