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David Reynolds
American Record Guide, January 2018

Miriam Alexandra sings these songs with a fresh, sparkling soprano. She is a native German speaker, and this is evidenced by her nimble handling of some tricky texts. Eric Schneider is equal to all the challenges. © 2018 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Myron Silberstein
Fanfare, November 2017

Eric Schneider is a capable, sensitive accompanist with a warm tone and a light touch tailor-made for the wispy agility needed on many of Viardot’s more delicate or puckish songs. I wish the engineering allowed him to be more of an equal partner in the mix. Miriam Alexandra has an expressive, warm voice (if a bit brighter than I prefer), and she understands the subtleties of the texts well. © 2017 Fanfare Read complete review



Tim Ashley
Gramophone, August 2017

[Alexandra’s] voice is crystalline, bell-like, with an appealing gleam at the top, albeit limited in its dynamic range. Her essentially non-interventionist approach lets clean, clear lines do the primary interpretative work, though her diction is admirably clear throughout. Songs such as ‘Der Gärtner’ and ‘Die Soldatenbraut’, two Mörike settings that sound like operetta arias, impress with their sparkle and wit. …Eric Schneider [supplies] the requisite emotional density: his playing, fluid and beautifully controlled, is exemplary throughout. © 2017 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone



Stuart Sillitoe
MusicWeb International, July 2017

Miriam Alexandra is a fine interpreter of this music. …Eric Schneider proves a sensitive accompanist. © 2017 MusicWeb International Read complete review



Lynn René Bayley
The Art Music Lounge, May 2017

…pianist Eric Schneider is superb, able to make even the most difficult passages sound easy, and soprano Miriam Alexandra has a pure, clear soubrette voice. She only gives a generalized feeling of each piece, …these performances are clearly good enough to give one a good impression of these songs, each of which is a little gem. © 2017 The Art Music Lounge Read complete review





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