MAHLER Symphony No. 4
Minnesota Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä

“In the fourth movement, Carolyn Sampson is the star. Her tone is clear and honest, as Mahler requests, yet we can hear strains of the leisure she is supposedly enjoying in heaven.” Jonah Pearl, The Classic Review, December 2019

“Carolyn Sampson in the finale sings fabulously, making the movement the true climax of the entire work.”  David Hurwitz, Classics Today, January 2020

MOZART Mass in C minor, K. 427
St Louis Symphony Orchestra, Masaaki Suzuki

“Singing Constanze’s music as Soprano I was the amazing British soprano Carolyn Sampson. Sampson’s voice manages to be both pure and rich simultaneously, with a flawless production throughout; she communicates a world of meaning with every phrase.” Sarah Bryan Miller, St Louis Today, November 2019

PURCELL King Arthur
Gabrieli Consort, Signum Classics

“Carolyn Sampson sings a radiant invocation to the “Fairest Isle” that provides a fitting paean to the nation.” Richard Fairman, Financial Times, November 2019

HAYDN Creation
Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Matthew Halls

“Carolyn Sampson’s soprano glowed on top, and she sang most expressively.”  Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, May 2019

"freshness of tone, superb control and subtle sensuality"

“A brilliantly assembled exploration of how female madness has fascinated male poets and composers. Their programme takes in responses to Shakespeare, Goethe and others by composers including Strauss, Schumann, Brahms, Koechlin, Wolf and Duparc, all performed with Sampson’s wonted freshness of tone, superb control and subtle sensuality, with Middleton offering vibrant support.”

Erica Jeal The Guardian
April 2019

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Stories about all emotions

Tiny becomes grand in The Recital Hall. Great lyrics describing the undescribable, an enchanting melody and a heavenly voice who brings it all together. Filmed at The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam.