"This piece is one of my favorites of his [Herrmann's] concert works. There have been several recordings of it over the years, some really good (such as the one on Delos), but this newest one on Naxos hits a new high as far as infusing unrestrained emotion into the performance. Honestly, no other performance I've heard matches the intensity of this one. The Fine Arts Quartet bring out nuances I didn't even contemplate when listening to earlier recordings. Thank you. So well done." (James Doherty, Amazon.com, April 26, 2017)"
"Theatrically exciting playing by the Fine Arts…a valuable disc capturing excellent live performances of these two very individual works." (Nick Barnard, MusicWeb International, April 2017)
"The playing throughout is most pleasing. The recorded sound is exemplary." (David Denton, David's Review Corner, November 2016)