Schubert - Winterreise | EPR Classic EPRC0016

Schubert - Winterreise

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Label: EPR Classic

Cat No: EPRC0016

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 10th November 2014

Contents

Artists

Jan Van Elsacker (tenor)
Tom Beghin (fortepiano)

Works

Schubert, Franz

Winterreise, op.89, D911

Artists

Jan Van Elsacker (tenor)
Tom Beghin (fortepiano)

About

Schubertís Winterreise may be the most recorded cycle in the lied catalogue, but historically informed interpretations continue to be rare.

This CD demonstrates why it pays off to have a background in baroque singing and historical keyboard performance. The confrontation of Jan van Elsackerís restrained sense of drama and storytelling, and the colour and intimacy of Tom Beghinís pianoforte (Haffner, ca. 1830) spawn an unusual elaborate miniature painting in which the protagonistís wintry journey slowly transcends into a metaphysical exploration of leaving, loneliness, longing, and eventually loss.

This Winterreise may be low on surface circus, but it is relentlessly intense and unbearably tragic to its core.

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