(2008) New World Records 80680-2
Susan Narucki, soprano
Donald Berman, piano
Editor's Choice - BBC Music Magazine,
February '09 - Highest rating: 5 Stars
"...the disc represents a fertile meeting of minds belonging to two eloquent champions of 20th century American music...So often Ives demands an unselfconscious simplicity not all singers can muster. Susan Narucki knows how not to over-gild - never rending maudlin the rich thread of nocturne and remembrance which runs through the artfully-plotted programme. The oppressed fragility of "Like a Sick Eagle" is something special on a very special disc indeed."
- Paul Riley, BBC Music Magazine
"There's probably no finer introduction to Ives' songs, or indeed his output as a whole."
- Andy Hamilton, Wire
"The collaboration of the splendid Susan Narucki, a soprano of round and luminous timbre and her conscientious accompanist Donald Berman, shows limitless musicality."
- Elisa Rapado, Diverdi
"Ne possiamo ascoltare una scelta non cosi minima nella magnifica interpretazione della soprano Susan Narucki, accompangnata da Donald Berman."
Piercarlo Poggio - BLOW UP (Italy)