The Prince Consort - Ned Rorem - Classical Music Magazine

This is a timely release. In the neo-melodic era Ned Rorem songs are gaining popularity and this debut recording by the consort - five fast-rising young vocalists and pianist Alisdair Hogarth - shows why. Rorem's ear for easy rhymes and his wry humour suggest a simplicity which is belied by a subtle turn of piano phrase or vocal shading, captured by these performers. Each hearing exposes new depths in this eclectic array of verse settings.

Classical Music Magazine
16 January 2010