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Erin Heisel
American Record Guide, July 2014

German soprano Anne Schwanewilms…brings her rich voice and elegant approach to the songs of Robert Schumann and Hugo Wolf in this program with Manuel Lange. It is satisfying to hear an opera singer who excels in the biggest repertoire bring her gifts to this very intimate music. © 2014 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



David J. Baker
Opera News, February 2014

A strong current of individuality animates these song performances by Anne Schwanewilms.

In a shrewd sampling of just eight of Wolf’s Mörike songs, Schwanewilms and Lange are apparently more at home, finding a firmer balance between poetry and psychology. The mercurial impressions of a lazy spring day (“Im Frühling”) or a country meander (“Auf einer Wanderung”) give the soprano ample fodder for her brilliant, diverse effects and her ability to shift mood on a dime. © 2014 Opera News Read complete review




Mary Kunz Goldman
The Buffalo News, August 2013

Schwanewilms has a wonderful voice, and she’s great at the lyrical songs, like the famous “Mondnacht,” where all you have to do is soar.

Her straightforward and lovely style is better for the more withdrawn songs of Hugo Wolf, here represented by eight of the exquisite “Morike Lieder.” Her diction and timing are of the utmost delicacy and she is not afraid of silence. © 2013 The Buffalo News Read complete review



Ronni Reich
www.nj.com, August 2013

Anne Schwanewilms[’]…full, caramel-hued soprano encompasses a rich array of dark and light tones, and she sings with thoughtful, subtle expressivity. She draws the listener into the individual stories of songs by Hugo Wolf immediately and also maintains variety and interest over the longer trajectory of Robert Schumann’s Liederkreis op 39. Her voice sustains gorgeously in a slow rendition of Schumann’s “Mondnacht,” in a way that suits the poetic landscape of the text. Her long-held decrescendo at the end of Wolf’s “Verborgenheit” is also breathtaking. Manuel Lange provides sensitive accompaniment throughout, from understated, spare Schumann settings to the more harmonically complex and emotionally demonstrative Wolf. © 2013 www.nj.com Read complete review





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