Let Beauty Awake recital CD on Atma Classique
The young Canadian baritone Joshua Hopkins gives a beautifully assured reading of Vaughan Williams’s Songs of Travel, followed by an intriguing batch of composers – Paul Bowles, Samuel Barber and the Canadian Srul Irving Gluck. A really fine debut recital. Jerad Mosbey accompanies.
Norman Lebrecht, La Scena Musicale, 29 November 2010
…as this first recital disc of 20th-century songs demonstrates, he’s a baritone of real promise and vocal presence. Hopkins delivers them all with such care and attention to their meaning.
Andrew Clements, The Guardian, 17 December 2010
Hopkins unearths winsome songs by Srul Irving Glick and a series of Tennessee Williams miniatures by Paul Bowles – two North American composers who deserve to be better known.
Andrew Clark, Financial Times, 10 December 2010