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In Memoriam: Jon Vickers - Schubert: Die Winterreise (plus interview from 1958) / Jon Vickers, tenor; Geoffrey Parsons, piano

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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, Othello 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 documentary maker Jon Tolansky, who describes Vickers as "a titanic singer"

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, Othello 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 documentary maker Jon Tolansky, who describes Vickers as "a titanic singer"

Jon Vickers was a Canadian heldentenor. Born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, he was teh sixth in a family of eight children. In 1950 he was awarded a scholarship to study opera at The Royal Concervatory of Music in Toronto. In 1957 Vickers joined London's Royal Opera House, Covent Garden company and in 1960 he joined the Metropolitan Opera. He passed away on July 10, 2015 at the age of 88.



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