Inspirations by Neruda, the Minutiae in Mahler

Kelley O'ConnorBy BERNARD HOLLAND [NY Times, 19 May 2008]
Peter Liebersonís ìNeruda Songsî puts its trust in the staying power of five consecutive slow movements, in this case five vocal settings of Pablo Nerudaís sonnets. With impregnable dignity and great variety, Haydn succeeded at much the same challenge in his ìSeven Last Words of Christ.î