Soprano Dorothee Mields and pianist Martin Helmchen have received great reviews in the May issue of the BBC Music Magazine. The magazine praised Dorothee Mields, who can be heard on a new recording of Bach's “St John Passion”, for her “beguiling” aria ‘I follow you’ and the “sovereign” ‘Zerfliesse, mein Herz’ aria as “outstanding”. In addition, this new release by the Collegium Vocale Gent under the direction of Philippe Herreweghe for the Phi label was the magazine's “Editor's Choice” and has been awarded the maximum rating of five stars.
Martin Helmchen's interpretation of Beethoven's Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 5 is described by the BBC Music Magazine as a “solid, reliable” recording. The soloist “really brings out the different approaches Beethoven took to these two concertos”. This recording, also “Editor's Choice” in the Gramophone Magazine, was released for the Alpha label with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin under the direction of Andrew Manze.