BSO/Jayce Ogren, Symphony Hall, Boston

By George Loomis [Financial Times, 31 March 2010]
Like his 2005 cycle Neruda Songs, Peter Lieberson’s new Songs of Love and Sorrow has its origin in a Boston Symphony commission intended for his wife, the mezzo Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, with James Levine conducting. But this treasured singer died of cancer in 2006, and Lieberson subsequently contracted cancer himself.