"Elisabeth Schwarzkopf on Anna Tomowa-Sintow"

"When Herbert von Karajan met Anna, she had such a singularly beautiful voice, the kind you no longer find anywhere today. There are currently some voices one might compare with Anna's, and they come from the East, but hers remains timeless. She has a way of singing pianissimi that is unequalled today. It's a style that reminds one of Zinka Milanov - such singers were geniuses. The notes flow out as if into the universe. Anna has the ability to produce such a sound. Karajan's gift of 'making magic' from within also strengthened his ability to 'give' to the musicians, and there is an invisible thread connecting him to the singers and musicians. This perhaps comes across most clearly in his recording with Anna."

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf