"Donna Brown is an ideal singer, a feverish and smooth performer, true and poetic…" Le Quotidien de Paris
"...the overall impression is that of great ease and consummate skill. That is undoubtedly what conductors like John Eliot Gardiner or Wolfgang Sawallisch appreciate in her." Le Nouvel Observateur, Paris
The German romantics do not cease to remind us that the joy of renewal is but the beginning of a cycle and the wheel of destiny must turn. Lieder, from Schubert to Wolf, reveal the Romantic Movement of the 19th century-from its roots in the Age of Enlightenment to the beginning of the modern age. Lieder, like an aphorism, undogmatic, un-planified, like a flash of lightening, a glance, a breeze, are born from nothing, from a little sorrow, a moment of anguish perhaps, a smile sometimes, a ray of sunshine, the sweet song of a bird.