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Robert A Moore
American Record Guide, November 2016

This is an album I am happy to have. Garajova’s exploration of this challenging music made for rewarding listening. It puts unusual works together to make a compelling program. Her singing is commendable. She is especially effective singing the music of Czech composers. She uses her rich and lustrous Slavic voice expressively in Italian, Russian, German, and English, as well. Most of the songs are plaintive, lamenting, somber, and searching; her tonal qualities are a good match for them. She is especially effective when she sings softly, as she does much of the time.

The fine playing of the Zemlinsky Quartet offers nice bookends to the program. © 2016 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide

Jonathan Woolf
MusicWeb International, July 2016

Respighi laces this passionate love-longing-and-death poem [The Sunset] with refined impressionistic gestures, and vests it with considerable colour. Quite whether Eva Garajová’s operatically strident singing is appropriate to the more refined and nature-narrative elements of the poem and Respighi’s setting of it is a moot question.

Two thirds of the Pragart Trio are present for Arvo Pärt’s Es sang vor langen Jahren—the mezzo, and violist Jítka Hosprová—and they’re joined by violinist Jaroslav Svěcený. Garajová’s strong chest voice is prominent in this work—which can also be sung by countertenor—and the ritornello effects from the two distinguished string players is also mightily effective. © 2016 MusicWeb International Read complete review

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