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Schubert: Song Cycles / Hermann Prey, baritone; Helmut Deutsch, piano; Leonard Hokanson, piano [Blu-ray]

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There is no better repertoire with which to display a leider singer than the Schubert Song Cycles. For this release, baritone Hermann Prey tackles Schubert's Die Schone Mullerin, Schwanengesang accompanied by Leonard Hokanson and Winterreise accompanied by Helmut Deutsch. As a bonus, this release includes an interview with Prey on these song cycles and a documentary on the artist. "In his finest interpretations Hermann Prey sang "Winterreise" and "Die schone Mullerin" with a captivatingly natural phrasing that flowed organically like a river and as such was the very opposite of the more intellectual approach of his rival, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau." (Die Zeit online) "The velvety, silky timbre of his soft-grained and yet distinctively striking baritone voice, his charm, his excellent diction and the naturalness of his delivery spiced with a hint of emotion- it is all this that distinguishes the truly outstanding lieder singer." (Opernglas)

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Run Time: 252 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo, DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles: German, English, French, Spanish



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