Lawrence A. Johnson, Gramophone Magazine, March 2007.

It’s inevitable that any American art-song composer will at some point be compared with Ned Rorem, as is done in this disc’s booklet notes. It’s a testament to the quality, melodic richness and subtlety of Lori Laitman’s songs that for once the comparison is not inapt…“Becoming a Redwood,” is an extraordinarily impressive achievement…[This] disc increasing evidence of a major talent; Lori Laitman’s beautiful, sensitively crafted songs deserve to be performed widely, and much better known.