Hugh Canning
The Sunday Times
July 2016

Reger wrote famous words to a critic 'I am sitting in the smallest room in the house. I have your review in front of me. Soon it will be behing me.' His music doesn't deserve its neglect, even if his settings of Meinem Kinde and Morgen won't displace Strauss's. Bevan is lax with her consonants, and the recording catches some unexpected stridency, but she is characterful in the song quoting Mendelssohn's Wedding March ironically, as Mother advises her daughter to remain single.