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Schubert: 'Winterreise' / Mathias Goerne, baritone; Christoph Eschenbach, piano

Album Summary

>Schubert, Franz : Winterreise, D 911/Op. 89
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Notes & Reviews:

International Record Review, December 2014
[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.

Andrew McGregor, CD Review, 6th December 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.

MusicWeb International, 22nd December 2014
This may seem to be obscure repertoire but it is significant in the overall development of the French motet which was to culminate in those huge settings by Rameau. With such cultured, sensitive and beautifully moulded performances this is a notable and delightful disc that is well worth investigating.

BBC Music Magazine, Christmas 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.

Audiophile Audition, 17th 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.

Matthias Goerne's highly acclaimed series of Schubert lieder recordings concludes with a powerful account of Winterreise. The mood here is tense, urgent, even harrowing. This winter landscape expects no spring to come. In the intimate atmosphere of this recording, more than in concert, Goerne's path to oblivion finds its echo in our innermost selves. Pianist Christoph Eschenbach provides superb accompaniment.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Teldex Studio Berlin (05/2011).


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Works Details

>Schubert, Franz : Winterreise, D 911/Op. 89
  • Performers: Christophe Ghristi (Piano); Matthias Goerne (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 70 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1827