Label: Deutsche Grammophon - 457 747-2 • Format: CD Compilation, Reissue • Country: Europe • Genre: Classical • Style: Romantic
Be the first to review this title. DG has already reissued, in its "Originals" series, the Winterreise, a performance of the cycle as close as possible to deserving the adjective "definitive. He begins audaciously, with the two Wandrers Nachtlieder, not grabbing us by the throat but coaxing us gently into his world. With the more extrovert An Mines A Large One Landlord - The Damned - Strawberries Kronos, he begins to delve further into his arsenal of tonal resources.
The variety here is astonishing, the third verse contrasting tellingly with the first two; Demus is particularly sparkling in the fifth, capturing to perfection the evocation of the "sea of fire foaming in my eyes. The third and second Harfenspieler songs sung in that order are again staggering in their range of vocal color.
Even Der Musensohn, which F-D would attack rather too heartily later in his Gerald Moore - Ein Schuber, is blithe and unstrained, An Den Mond - Schubert* - Goethe* upbeat ending to an absorbing program.
To fill out the disc, 10 Goethe songs are borrowed from the huge Schubert collection made with Moore and already reissued. Review This Title Share on Facebook. The perfect gift for the classical music enthusiasts! Gift Certificates. Copyright ArkivMusic,
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