Notes & Reviews:
BBC Music Magazine, January 2014
This strikes me as one of the noblest recordings ever made. Knappertsbusch is deeply searching; the singers are very fine.
Sena Jurinac gives a deeply affecting performance in the Prison Scene ... Jan Peerce was an unexpected but good choice for the hero. His singing is strong and clear; both words and musical phrases are firmly moulded; ardour and the ring of conviction inform his singing."