BBC Music Magazine

Hilary Finch

January 1st, 2011

Renowned for his work with ensembles such as the Monteverdi Choir, the Gabrieli Consort and The Sixteen, baritone Peter Harvey is now wishing to spend more time with Lieder - and this recording is testimony to that fact. It is a sober, intelligently thought through, and beautifully sung Winterreise - with Harvey's baritone in its well-groomed prime, and with fortepiano accompaniment too.

Indeed, Gary Cooper's keyboard is a prominent voice, close-recorded, and conjuring compellingly so many details of sound and movement: the swinging of the weathervane, the clatter of stumbling feet in 'Rückblick', and the wingbeat of the crow.

(original review not on the web)