Writing in CD Review, Peter Golub has noted of Rorem's "Poems of Love and the Rain": "Most importantly, the composer has given us-regardless of its overall structure-an astonishingly beautiful collection of songs. STOP ALL THE CLOCKS (first version) and THE AIR IS THE ONLY (second version) are among the finest American art songs ever written. Beverly Wolff's performance is stunning. She unleashes the full range of her considerable musical and emotional power. Combined with Rorem's pianism, it makes for a compelling listening experience.