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Elliot Fisch
American Record Guide, July 2014

Ms Oelze…performs the songs with an understanding of each poem’s meaning.

What is remarkable about this recording is Mr Schneider’s breathtaking playing of Strauss’s piano arrangements. He deserves high praise for the beautiful phrasing and sensitivity of his accompaniment and in bringing out musical details that complement and reinforce the singing. This is some of the finest accompaniment I’ve heard. The sound is excellent. © 2014 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Ronni Reich
www.nj.com, May 2013

Soprano Christiane Oelze brings a full, focused, bright soprano and thoughtful musicianship to some of Strauss’ most popular songs as well as some lesser-knowns. She sings effectively when given the chance to exploit the strength and smooth lyricism that seem to suit her most naturally…

More consistent is Eric Schneider, an excellent accompanist throughout. He evocatively captures the rich imagery of the poems Strauss has set, with gravitas, airy playfulness and sensuality all vividly expressed. © 2013 www.nj.com Read complete review





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