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Göran Forsling
MusicWeb International, November 2016

…Ms Claycomb sings [Modinha] so sensitively. An original in its own way.

The music is moderately modern but not insurmountably so. Laura Claycomb obviously relishes this juxtaposition of old and new. © 2016 MusicWeb International Read complete review




Joanne Sydney Lessner
Opera News, April 2016

Claycomb’s voice is pliant and rich, while Teicholz gets an opportunity to dig enthusiastically into the strings. She matches his percussiveness in the staccato sections of “Seguidilla murciana,” and the closing “Polo” finds both performers unleashing controlled fire. Her voice takes on a soothing breathiness in “Nana,” but that quality occasionally returns elsewhere to less felicitous effect, notably in “Réveillez-vous,” the first of the Seiber songs. © 2016 Opera News Read complete review



Erin Heisel
American Record Guide, March 2016

The Seiber pieces are the best part of the program—playful, light, and idiomatic for the instrument. The Walton songs are difficult but effective, and performed well here. Claycomb is at her best in the faster pieces, the voice brighter and more energized. © 2016 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Huntley Dent
Fanfare, March 2016

Teicholz’s sweet-toned and refined accompaniments are a graceful foil to [Claycomb’s] beautiful singing. …Claycomb’s level of artistry is fully comparable to Upshaw’s or Cathy Berberian’s… © 2016 Fanfare Read complete review



Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold
Fanfare, March 2016

Claycomb possesses a clear, bell-like, agile soprano with excellent diction, and she delivers the music with a lightness and transparency that gives her interpretations a haunting quality. Teicholz proves an admirable partner on the guitar, matching the qualities of Claycomb’s voice in his phrasing and playing. © 2016 Fanfare Read complete review



Midwest Tape, January 2016

Laura Claycomb presents an assortment of art songs accompanied by guitar maestro Marc Teicholz. The duo traverses through compositions that range from Marc Blitzstein to Georges Bizet, Claude Debussy to Spanish and Portuguese settings by Manuel de Falla, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and more. © 2015 Midwest Tape



Stephen Smoliar
Examiner.com, November 2015

…the diversity of repertoire covered on this recording…allows the listener to appreciate a wide variety of relationships that can be established between a vocalist and a guitarist. © 2015 Examiner.com Read complete review





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