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Schubert: Winterreise / Goerne, Johnson

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

In celebration of their thirtieth birthday, Hyperion is re-issuing thirty landmark titles from the back catalogue at mid-price. These discs include benchmark recordings of great music performed by some of the finest artists who have worked with the label over the last thirty years. Many of the discs are Gramophone Award winners and Records of the Year and all have received the highest possible critical and public acclaim. These specially packaged releases will be available alongside their full-price counterparts until stocks are depleted.

'Devoted Schubertians should not deprive themselves of the magnificent Goerne/Johnson performance, one of the truly great instalments of the epic Hyperion edition ... Goerne's Winterreise is one of the records of the year.' (The Sunday Times)

'Vocal technique and interpretive insights of the highest musical artistry. However many Winterreisen you may possess, you must have this one' (The Sunday Telegraph)

'Goerne sings with a rapt dedication that forces you to rethink each poem in the cycle' (The Guardian)

'Johnson and Goerne plumb the emotional depths of one of the most heart-wrenchingly sublime masterpieces in the genre' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Without doubt a historic account of Schubert's emotionally draining masterpiece' (Classic CD)

'A partnership of the highest order. I was gripped from beginning to end' (Hi-Fi News)

'Supremely performed, engineered and presented. Schubert has rarely been better served' (The Age, Melbourne)

'A spellbinding example of Goerne's art' (Schwann/Opus, USA)

'The one to knock Fischer-Dieskau and Gerald Moore from the pedestal' (BBC Music Magazine)

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: 08/04/1996-08/07/1996.


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>Schubert, Franz : Winterreise, D 911/Op. 89
  • Performers: Matthias Goerne (Baritone); Graham Johnson (Piano)
  • Notes: 08/04/1996-08/07/1996
  • Running Time: 68 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1827