Michael Church writes an incendiary review of Anne Sofie von Otter's newest CD, which won't be released here until spring.

I was interested for several reasons. First, Church makes a strong argument for von Otter's passion for the songs. I was also intrigued by the inclusion of the Schulhoff violin sonata, which John Atkinson and I recorded in 1997.

Church is right: This is an amazing disc. And, it seems, ASvO has a personal connection to the Holocaust.