The New York Times reviews the Carnegie Hall recital

“Unless you are a poet or an undertaker, the notion of spending roughly two hours musing over death might not be high on your list of preferred ways to spend a Tuesday evening. Yet somehow the intense, insightful German baritone Matthias Goerne and the brilliant Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes made the prospect of morbid soul searching not only inviting, but also deeply stimulating.”