Notes & Reviews:
Schubert's cycle of twenty-four songs, 'Winterreise,' is a powerfully eloquent, heartrending diary of the winter journey of a rejected lover, whose unquenchable pain leads him to quiet madness and a longing for death. The piano accompaniment is often vividly wrenching, suggesting falling leaves, growling dogs rattling their chains, or the ominous beating of the wings of a crow, yet Schubert's pure harmonies keep the music well away from the edge of melodramatic hysteria.
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Works DetailsSchubert, Franz : Winterreise, D 911/Op. 89
- Performers: Thomas Oliemans (Baritone); Bert Brink (Piano)
- Notes: Doopsgezinde Kerk, Denver, CO (04/05/2006-04/07/2005)
- Running Time: 69 min. 51 sec.
- Period Time: Romantic
- Form: Vocal
- Written: 1827