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The performance by the Fort Worth Symphony, conductor Leanna Sterios and soprano Melissa Evelyn Givens equaled the dancing on stage in its excellence. Givens turned in a captivating rendition of this glorious but very challenging late romantic song cycle.

- Wayne Lee Gay, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Houston soprano Melissa Givens, performing the treacherous solo in the fifth movement [of Brahms’ A German Requiem], sounded like the angelic voice that Brahms probably imagined as he composed it.

- David Mead, Austin American-Statesman

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