Yet another rave review for Schubert recording, from Soundboard Magazine

“David Leisner’s performance of his own arrangements of the Schubert piano parts is extremely successful. Leisner very sensibly does not attempt a literal transcription of the piano parts but rather provides the essence of the original accompaniment as needed to support the voice…My ‘go to’ performance of this work is a version done by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau with Gerald Moore. Now at the risk of being accused of hyperbole, I will assert that this performance by Michael Kelly rises to that level. In other words, this performance can stand with the finest earlier recordings… [Kelly has] a voice of exceptional beauty with a very even scale, seamless legato, and admirably steady vibrato…His dynamic range goes from strong fortes to melting mezza voce. The progression of the cycle is from sunny optimism to depths of despair. Kelly and Leisner provide an exemplary journey through that dramatic arc.” Al Kunze, Soundboard, Summer 2023