Four Last Songs | Manchester | May 2004

“…From her first few bars it was clear that Schwanewilms is something out of the ordinary, and not merely in terms of her effortlessly virtuosic vocal technique. Her unfailing instinct for the finest details of phrasing and timing lifted this performance into stratospheric reaches of musical experience. Although there are many sopranos who sing these songs beautifully, with Schwanewilms every word counts in a way that communicates with breathtaking intensity.”

The Guardian