Schubert: Winterreise; Die schone Mullerin / Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Alfred Brendel, Andras Schiff [DVD]

Album Summary

>Schubert, Franz : Die schone Mullerin, D 795/Op. 25
>Schubert, Franz : Winterreise, D 911/Op. 89
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Notes & Reviews:

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.

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Two of the most interesting classical-music videos to come along in quite a while have shown up just in time for the Christmas season... The two-video set of late-in-life performances of Schubert's Winterreise and Die schöne Müllerin by one of their preeminent interpreters, the late Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, is a genuinely interesting musical and visual document. The understanding of the music is superb, the delving into its emotional heart excellent throughout... [Fischer-Dieskau's] musicianship is at the highest level throughout. This version of Winterreise, an even bleaker cycle, was recorded in 1979... the autumnal tone of Fischer-Dieskau's voice fits the wintry story very well indeed, producing a set of variations on a theme of despair that extracts considerable emotional intensity without ever wallowing in depression. Fischer-Dieskau was an outstanding interpreter of these cycles, one of the best of all... These particular interpretations... are superb in many ways and on many levels, and the collaborations with Brendel and Schiff - plus the rehearsal video and a Fischer-Dieskau interview recorded in 1985 - make this two-DVD set a wonderful one in wintertime or anytime.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 211 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Italian
Country of Origin: Germany



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Works Details

>Schubert, Franz : Die schöne Müllerin, D 795/Op. 25
  • Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 211 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1823
  • Language: German
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Schubert, Franz : Winterreise, D 911/Op. 89
  • Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
  • Running Time: 211 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1827
  • Studio/Live: Live