Schubert: Winterreise D911

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Schubert: Winterreise D911

Schubert: Winterreise D911

Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, France, July 2015


Matthias Goerne (baritone) & Markus Hinterhäuser (piano)

Franz Schubert´s Winterreise engages with its audience in a new and unexpected form. Matthias Goerne, 'the voice of perfection' (Le Figaro), pianist Markus Hinterhäuser and South African director, set designer and theatrical artist William Kentridge joined forces on stage and traced newly imagined, deeply moving images. In short animated films, Kentridge visualises Goerne’s and Hinterhäuser’s sonic contribution. A memorable meeting 'of melancholy and magic' (La Marseillaise). 'Mr. Kentridge’s 24 stop-action films - made up of animated ink drawings and collages - offer a visually mesmerising and thought-provoking commentary on Schubert’s song cycle' (New York Times). 'There is an unusual robustness to his (Matthias Goerne´s) wanderer, infused by the virile beauty of his powerful baritone' (New York Times).

Documentary: A TRIO FOR SCHUBERT feat. Interviews with W. Kentridge, M. Goerne and M. Hinterhäuser

Running Time Total: 138 Minutes (Concert 85’ + Doc 53’)

Picture 16:9, HD

Sound DVD: PCM Stereo

Subtitles German (original language), English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese Doc: German, English, Korean, Japanese

“It’s fascinating viewing, by turns enchanting and disquieting, but you might, as I did, find your eye simply being drawn back to Goerne. He sings the cycle now with a new and powerful tragic gravity, matched every weary trudge of the way by Hinterhäuser’s intelligent and supportive playing” Gramophone Magazine, May 2017

“Highly effective integration of sublime performance and artistic depth” MusicWeb International, May 2017

Released or re-released in last 6 months

DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

C Major - 738008

(DVD Video)

$25.75

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Schubert: Winterreise D911

Schubert: Winterreise D911

Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, France, July 2015


Matthias Goerne (baritone) & Markus Hinterhäuser (piano)

Franz Schubert´s Winterreise engages with its audience in a new and unexpected form. Matthias Goerne, 'the voice of perfection' (Le Figaro), pianist Markus Hinterhäuser and South African director, set designer and theatrical artist William Kentridge joined forces on stage and traced newly imagined, deeply moving images. In short animated films, Kentridge visualises Goerne’s and Hinterhäuser’s sonic contribution. A memorable meeting 'of melancholy and magic' (La Marseillaise). 'Mr. Kentridge’s 24 stop-action films - made up of animated ink drawings and collages - offer a visually mesmerising and thought-provoking commentary on Schubert’s song cycle' (New York Times). 'There is an unusual robustness to his (Matthias Goerne´s) wanderer, infused by the virile beauty of his powerful baritone' (New York Times).

Documentary: A TRIO FOR SCHUBERT feat. Interviews with W. Kentridge, M. Goerne and M. Hinterhäuser

Running Time Total: 138 Minutes (Concert 85’ + Doc 53’)

Picture 16:9, HD

Sound BD: PCM Stereo

Subtitles German (original language), English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese Doc: German, English, Korean, Japanese

“It’s fascinating viewing, by turns enchanting and disquieting, but you might, as I did, find your eye simply being drawn back to Goerne. He sings the cycle now with a new and powerful tragic gravity, matched every weary trudge of the way by Hinterhäuser’s intelligent and supportive playing” Gramophone Magazine, May 2017

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C Major - 738104

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$33.50

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Schubert: Winterreise D911

Schubert: Winterreise D911

Live from the Siemensvilla, Berlin, 1979


Franz Schubert’s song cycle Winterreise was written late in his life. It is regarded both as a highlight of the genre and as the touchstone by which lieder singers are judged. To succeed in interpreting Winterreise is the artistic equivalent of a patent of nobility for a singer. The song cycle certainly became one of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau’s calling cards and it is probably this work that made the baritone an international household name. Time and again his interpretation could be heard in the concert hall, at festivals, on the radio and on numerous records. In this recording made for the Sender Freies Berlin in January 1979, we see two of the leading musicians of their day in the prime of their lives and at the very peak of their art and experience appearing together in the service of Schubert’s Winterreise. Both the experienced Schubert lieder singer and the Austrian pianist – known throughout the world for his authoritative interpretations of Schubert’s piano music – had performed Winterreise together frequently between 1975 and 1989. In a way, Fischer-Dieskau’s approach to Schubert’s lieder has become the touchstone for today’s singers. This recording of rehearsal and concert offer a glance into the development of a masterly interpretation of a masterwork.

Special Feature: The Rehearsal

This 56-minute documentary offers fascinating insights into how

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Alfred Brendel rehearsed prior to

their recording of Schubert’s “Winterreise”.

Sound Formats: PCM Stereo

Picture Format: 4:3

Subtitles: EN, DE, FR, ES, IT

Region Code: 0

Running Time: 73 mins + 56 mins Bonus

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Arthaus Musik - 109317

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Schubert: Winterreise D911

Schubert: Winterreise D911

Mono · Recorded In 1955


Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone) & Gerald Moore (pianoforte)

"Music and poetry have a common domain, from which they draw inspiration and in which they operate: the landscape of the soul,” said Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. He embarked on Schubert’s Winterreise many times in his career, but this recording, made in 1955 with pianist Gerald Moore, is as exceptional for the youthful beauty of his singing as for the insight and immediacy of his interpretation.

Warner Classics Original Jacket Reissues - 2564640089

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Schubert: Winterreise D911

Schubert: Winterreise D911


Dimitris Tiliakos (baritone), Vassilis Varvaresos (piano)

The Greek baritone and international opera soloist Dimitris Tiliakos recorded a wonderful version of the Winterreise cycle, together with pianist Vassilis Varvaresos. Dimitris is known from the international opera stage. He recently recorded the title role ‘Don Giovanni’ for Sony Classical under the baton of Teodor Currentzis. He has chosen Navis Classics to record the Lieder-repertoire, starting with Winterreise.

In the booklet you will find the interesting link between the ancient Greek history and this wonderful repertoire from the heart of Europe; Dimitris points out that the dynamic between Eros and Thanatos, Love and Death, is the main theme of ancient Greek drama.

“This is a bleak, stark existential journey, with Dimitris Tiliakos’s clean, slightly dry timbre complemented by the bare, sometimes aptly desiccated textures conjured up by his excellent pianist…the steadiness and control of Tiliakos’s soft singing are heard to particularly touching effect in ‘Wasserflut’…his diction is invariably clear; and throughout he avoids the slightest hint of sentimentality” Gramophone Magazine, September 2016

Navis Classics - NC16008

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In Memoriam Jon Vickers

In Memoriam Jon Vickers

Schubert - Winterreise


Schubert:

Winterreise D911

CD2 53.32

Jon Vickers in conversation with Jon Tolansky

Recorded at Barbican Centre Cinema, London, 25 October 1998

1 The audience welcomes Jon Vickers 0.44

2 Jon Vickers’ career from the beginning in Canada up to early performances at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden 11.34

3 Fidelio with Otto Klemperer 5.53

4a/ Beethoven – Fidelio. Act 2: Gott! Welch Dunkel hier!... In des Lebens Frühlingstagen*

4b/ Observations on singing technique 7.36

5 Tristan und Isolde 11.13

6 Peter Grimes; Jon Vickers’ philosophy of performance 6.48

7 Presentation of Amici di Verdi medal to Jon Vickers by Sir Edward Downes 9.49

*Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Otto Klemperer (CD 2564695614 Warner Classics)


Jon Vickers (tenor) & Geoffrey Parsons (piano)

In one of his last recordings, Jon Vickers – the greatest heroic tenor of his era – relives Schubert’s Winterreise with the almost hallucinatory intensity he also brought to such operatic roles as Tristan, Otello and Peter Grimes. He reveals the secrets of his interpretative powers on the companion disc; it contains a public interview given in 1998 at London’s Barbican Centre to broadcaster Jon Tolansky, who describes Vickers as “a titanic singer”.

Jon Vickers, the greatest heroic tenor of his era, died on 10th July 2015 at the age of 88. The Warner Classics catalogue contains recordings of Vickers in several of his most important operatic roles – Otello and Tristan with Karajan and Florestan (Fidelio) with Klemperer, but this Winterreise is his only recording of song for the label and it has not been consistently available: it can legitimately be described as a collector’s item.

It is also one of his last recordings, made in Paris in 1983 – just four years before he retired from the stage. In it, he relives the 24 songs in Schubert’s harrowing cycle with the almost hallucinatory intensity that characterised his performances in opera. He reveals the secrets of his interpretative powers on the companion disc; it contains a public interview given in 1998 at London’s Barbican Centre to broadcaster Jon Tolansky, who describes Vickers as “a titanic singer”. In the interview Vickers’ extraordinary personality becomes apparent: modest and humorous at one moment, exuding missionary zeal at another, sometimes rising to almost visionary heights.

Vickers was born in Saskatchewan, Canada in 1926 and came to international prominence when he sang at Covent Garden in London in 1957, notably taking the title role in Luchino Visconti’s famous production of Verdi’s Don Carlo. He went on to become one of the most important singers of his time and his repertoire also included such roles as Parsifal, Siegmund, Radamès, Canio, Don José (he stars opposite Grace Bumbry in a Warner Classics recording of Carmen), Enée, Samson (Saint-Saëns and Handel) and Peter Grimes. His strong Christian beliefs often influenced his choices, and he famously withdrew from singing Wagner’s Tannhäuser because he considered the role immoral.

The organ-like amplitude of his bronze-toned voice was impressive, but it was also capable of exceptional delicacy, and his interpretations are extraordinary for their power, intensity and insight. As he told Jon Tolansky in an interview published in Opera magazine: “I felt as my responsibility to the composer, librettist and, very importantly, the audience, that I must completely put myself in the situation of the character and try to analyse what that character is experiencing and feeling at every given moment that I am singing that part – and of course it constantly varied with the different characters and situations. That was always the starting point. You have to surrender your own emotions to the emotions of the character you are portraying.”

Winterreise gives Vickers the opportunity to explore the psychology of a man in crisis as Wilhelm Müller’s poems take the song cycle’s lovelorn hero on a sombre winter journey. It is not an interpretation to be directly compared with versions by such lieder specialists as Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Ian Bostridge, but it is the work of a towering and compelling artist: Vickers was a singer of deep convictions who functioned on an epic scale.

Warner Classics - 2564603157

(CD - 2 discs)

$9.50

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Schubert: Winterreise

Schubert: Winterreise

arranged for piano trio by Daniel Behle


Schubert:

Winterreise D911

Oliver Schnyder (piano)

Winterreise D911

version with piano trio, arr. Daniel Behle

Oliver Schnyder Trio


Daniel Behle (tenor)

“In both versions, Behle’s musically scrupulous interpretation is appealing...Schnyder, meanwhile, provides controlled and sensitive accompaniments.” BBC Music Magazine, July 2015

Sony - 88875059822

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$14.25

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Schubert Lieder Volume 9: Winterreise

Schubert Lieder Volume 9: Winterreise


Schubert:

Winterreise D911


This 'Winterreise' is the long-awaited conclusion to Matthias Goerne’s Schubert Edition, which began in 2008, for harmonia mundi. Here everything is tenser, more urgent, more harrowing. This winter landscape expects no spring to come; nor will the Hurdy-Gurdy Man give any answer. In the intimate atmosphere offered by this recording, still more than in concert, the path to oblivion finds its echo in our innermost selves.

“[Eschenbach] accompanies this Winterreise with marvellous flexibility, musicality and skill...Both Goerne and Eschenbach produce wonderfully subtle performances...Goerne is such an intelligent singer...This performance takes the listener into the cold landscape…Goerne and Eschenbach sing and play as one.” International Record Review, December 2014

“For the first 19 of the 24 songs they steer a moderate course...But for the last four songs they take expression to extremes, with devastating effect...There are so many ways of interpreting this, Schubert's greatest work, that it would be silly to say this was the most impressive...but this one, wonderfully recorded and always beautiful despite its violence, is among the great accounts.” BBC Music Magazine, Christmas 2014 *****

“it feels to me like this ought to find a place amongst the great recordings, a chilling, hypnotically compelling performance from a wonderful partnership.” Andrew McGregor, CD Review, 6th December 2014

“Goerne certainly knows his Schubert and now has to be considered one of the best modern interpreters of this music, something of an authority … Overall this is an outstanding issue and a fine conclusion to the series, quite an undertaking, and something that might serve as one’s only collection of Schubert lieder—it’s that good.” Audiophile Audition, 17th December 2014

Harmonia Mundi Matthias Goerne Schubert Edition - HMC902107

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Schubert: Winterreise D911

Schubert: Winterreise D911


Gerald Finley (baritone) & Julius Drake (piano)

The Gramophone-award winning partnership of Gerald Finley and Julius Drake turns to perhaps the most celebrated song-cycle of them all. Schubert’s Winterreise is a masterpiece of despair, astonishing in its bleakness and enthrallingly mesmerizing as the journey continues. Finley brings all his considerable dramatic powers to his performance—and all but submerges them under the ice.

Richard Wigmore writes that ‘before Winterreise Schubert had composed individual songs of pathos and despair, even of apocalyptic terror. What was new about the cycle was the spareness and angularity of much of the writing, the work’s sustained godless pessimism and its obsessive exploration of a mind veering between delusion, ironic self-awareness and nihilistic despair. The water music, limpid, turbulent or benedictory, of Schubert’s earlier Müller cycle, Die schöne Müllerin, yields in Winterreise to musical emblems of trudging and stumbling, bareness and exhaustion, derangement and frozen, trancelike stillness’.

“one of the finest [Winterreises] I have ever heard. The merits of Finley's singing are well known. The beauty of his voice is a good place to start, and even referring to such matters as intonation and line seems impertinent when dealing with singing such as this.” International Record Review, March 2014

“Finley's [reading] is inward, poised, heartbreaking in holding back. The more quietude he brings to each song...the more potent his reading. Julius Drake, accompanying, is equally lyrical, fluent, expressive. Neither lets the music shout...The disc lends itself to repeated exploration” The Observer, 16th March 2014 ****

“Finley can exercise his lyrical powers in such songs as 'Der Lindenbaum'...but it is not a lyrical talent alone: more to the point, it is the spectrum of tonal colouring, inflection and instinctive phrasing which lend this performance of Winterreise such an absorbing sense of inner communion with the soul.” Gramophone Magazine, April 2014

“Perhaps more than any other recording the singer and the pianist are in equilibrium...if often sounds as if Julius Drake has just had an idea - and they are all good ones - and Gerald Finley picks up on it; or vice versa...This, to my mind the greatest of all bleak works of art, here receives its perfect rendering.” BBC Music Magazine, May 2014 *****

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Editor's Choice - April 2014

Hyperion - CDA68034

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Schubert: Winterreise D911

Schubert: Winterreise D911


Fischer-Dieskau’s affinity with Schubert is well known and the baritone is featured here in one of the composer’s most famous song cycles.

Following on from Regis’s resurrection of his early account of Die Schone Mullerin which received a Gramophone Editor’s Choice Award, the interpretation captured here is similarly the first he committed to disc (1955) displaying a beautifully youthful and radiant tone. He is accompanied by the incomparable Gerald Moore. Super budget price.

Regis - RRC1400

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