…I liked Cornelius Meister’s conducting, finding his shaping and pacing of the long Paris version of the Tannhäuser overture and Bacchanal very well done.
The combination of Meister’s exquisite phrasing and Schwanewilms’s equally exquisite singing make for a very satisfying Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde. Overall, then, a satisfying disc, more so for the soprano… © 2014 Fanfare Read complete review
…this new release will serve as a good introduction to [Schwanewilms’s] as a true “sound painter.” © 2014 The Wholenote Read complete review
…Anne Schwanewilms…sculpts her notes artfully and has a beautiful way of beginning a high note, easing into it. Her “Liebestod” is gripping. Manuel Lange…conducts the Wagner with a nice jolt of energy. © 2014 The Buffalo News Read complete review
This…CD, recorded in May 2013, is surely promising…What is heard surely is impressive…Excellent audio, and texts are provided. © 2014 ClassicalCDReview.com Read complete review