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Lynn René Bayley
Fanfare, November 2014

…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

Janos Gardonyi
The WholeNote, June 2014

…this new release will serve as a good introduction to [Schwanewilms’s] as a true “sound painter.” © 2014 The Wholenote Read complete review

Mary Kunz Goldman
The Buffalo News, May 2014

…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

Robert Benson, April 2014

This…CD, recorded in May 2013, is surely promising…What is heard surely is impressive…Excellent audio, and texts are provided. © 2014 Read complete review

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