‘Hannigan gives it an emotional intensity that helps it hold its own in the company of Nono and Grisey’ ****

‘The spare, exploratory music of Gérard Grisey is a rare bird in standard concert programmes. It is a fair bet that it has never been paired with a Haydn symphony before, but then reaching out in unlikely directions is what Canadian soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan is all about.’

‘Hannigan holds the programme together through the force of her own personality.’