Composer(s):
Genre(s):
Vocal
Period(s):
Classical (1750-1830); Romantic
Label:
Orfeo
Catalogue No:
C884131B
Barcode:
4011790884127
Release Date:
07/2018
Available Format(s):
CD

Franz Schubert: Winterreise

The privilege of performing Schubert’s Winterreise at the Salzburg Summer Festival is reserved for only remarkable artistic personalities. In 1978, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Maurizio Pollini came together for the first and only time as a lied duo in order to perform this great cycle. We must be all the more grateful that the Austrian Radio recorded their encounter. The fact that this interpretation remained unrepeated is perhaps only explicable in that something so unique should perhaps remain thus. Fischer-Dieskau’s balance of words and music remains unsurpassed – here he also succeeded in creating a mighty, continuous arc of tension from the first to the last of the 24 songs. With his accents and details in the tempi and dynamics – at times quite startling – Pollini proved that the piano part in Schubert’s songs is far more than a mere “accompaniment”. It is not least Festival documents such as this that prove how great musicians often bring forth extraordinary things on unusual terrain.


Winterreise, Op. 89, D. 911
1.     No. 1. Gute Nacht
05:13
2.     No. 2. Die Wetterfahne
01:49
3.     No. 3. Gefror'ne Tränen
02:35
4.     No. 4. Erstarrung
02:48
5.     No. 5. Der Lindenbaum
04:44
6.     No. 6. Wasserflut
04:03
7.     No. 7. Auf dem Flusse
03:40
8.     No. 8. Rückblick
02:23
9.     No. 9. Irrlicht
02:34
10.     No. 10. Rast
03:05
11.     No. 11. Frühlingstraum
04:04
12.     No. 12. Einsamkeit
02:53
13.     No. 13. Die Post
02:21
14.     No. 14. Der greise Kopf
03:04
15.     No. 15. Die Krähe
02:20
16.     No. 16. Letzte Hoffnung
02:13
17.     No. 17. Im Dorfe
03:31
18.     No. 18. Der stürmische Morgen
00:53
19.     No. 19. Täuschung
01:36
20.     No. 20. Der Wegweiser
04:02
21.     No. 21. Das Wirtshaus
04:24
22.     No. 22. Mut
01:24
23.     No. 23. Die Nebensonnen
02:52
24.     No. 24. Der Leiermann
04:44

Total Playing Time: 01:13:15