Notes & Reviews:
Baritones, back off! Filling a serious gap in the catalog, this sensitively detailed reading of Franz Schubert's first song cycle, 'Die Schone Mullerin', features tenor John Ewles and polymath Kenneth Slowik at the 1830 Conrad Graf fortepiano loaned from the Smithsonian's collection of music instruments. At last, we can hear both the type of voice (tenor) and keyboard, for which the piece was intended. A masterpiece of Shakespearean depth and complexity, the work sounds startlingly fresh and vital in this performance.
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Works DetailsSchubert, Franz : Die schöne Müllerin, D 795/Op. 25
- Performers: Kenneth Slowik (Fortepiano); John Elwes (Tenor)
- Notes: Hall of Musical Instruments, National Museum of American History, Behring Center, Smithsonian Instit (12/10/2002-12/12/2002)
- Running Time: 56 min. 59 sec.
- Period Time: Romantic
- Form: Vocal
- Written: 1823